inner

Definitions

  • The House: The Inner Hall
    The House: The Inner Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inner inside or closer to the inside of the body "the inner ear"
    • adj inner located or occurring within or closer to a center "an inner room"
    • adj inner located inward "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein","she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby","an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr."
    • adj inner innermost or essential "the inner logic of Cubism","the internal contradictions of the theory","the intimate structure of matter"
    • adj inner exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence "inner regions of the organization","inner circles of government"
    • adj inner confined to an exclusive group "privy to inner knowledge","inside information","privileged information"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The inner sole pegged to the last The inner sole pegged to the last
The Inner Cloisters Westminster The Inner Cloisters Westminster

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region
    • Inner Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber.
    • Inner Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
    • Inner Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. "This attracts the soul,
      Governs the inner man, the nobler part."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour
    • inner Further inward; interior: as, an inner chamber; the inner court of a temple or palace: opposed to outer.
    • inner Inward; internal; not outward: as, to refresh the inner man, physically or spiritually.
    • inner In zoology and anatomy, lying nearer the median line.
    • inner Coming from within; inward; not loud; smothered, as if coming from far within.
    • inner Not obvious; dark; esoteric: as, an inner meaning.
    • inner Internal is opposed to external: as, the internal arrangements of a house; an internal injury; the internal fires of a volcano. Internal applies to all that is within the surface or boundary; interior generally applies to that which is at some distance within it: as, they pressed on into the interior districts. Intrinsic indicates that a quality is in or belongs to a person or thing by nature, as opposed to that which is extrinsic, or added in any way from without: the intrinsic worth of an honorary medal may be very small in proportion to the esteem in which it is held. See inherent.
    • n inner The division of a target next to and outside of the center. See target.
    • n inner A shot which strikes the inner of a target.
    • inner Further within.
    • n inner One who takes in or reclaims land from water or marsh. See inning, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • adj Inner in′ėr (comp. of in) farther in: interior
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment”
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    “Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”
  • Thomas J. Cottle
    Thomas J. Cottle
    “For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles%20Baudelaire
    “Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne, within, fr. in, in. See In
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. in, comp. innera, superl. innemestinne-m-est—thus a double superlative.

Usage

In literature:

The harmony and soundness of society depend upon its inner unity of mind.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
Finally, the man who makes light of life has of all men the most transparent inner consciousness.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
His inner heart was free from them.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
The mind must project itself, and see with the inner eye the effect of the design as it would appear in actual use, as far as possible.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
It was the sign of his inner return to virtuous living; for his night was not as his day.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The inner player of each couple kneels.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
He was only a recent confidant of this inner circle of All Souls and he aspired to remain where he was.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
The improbability of it struck Nina as she went to and fro in the inner room, preparing their supper.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
INNER POST, OR INNER STERN-POST.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
This inner skin now hangs down from the inner lip, and forms a bag, the uses of which will be seen hereafter.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Hugh Ritson walked noiselessly to the inner door, opened it slightly, bent his head, and listened.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
But under these visible effects an inner cause lies hidden.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
We may now be certain that Homer, the poet, had before him a thought of this kind: the inner soul of things and the outward manifestation.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The border is blue, between an inner and outer band of silver.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
This genus has white spores, and a volva, but the annulus and inner veil are wanting.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
And the inner sanctuary, where the Presence dwelt on the mercy-seat, was the Holiest of All, was most holy.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
With our arrival at Mars we have gained the limit to the inner portion of the solar system.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
She sat up and heard fierce arguments proceeding from the inner room.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Then, with a rush, she vanished into the inner room.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
I lay crouched, holding the inner tips of the flexible side-shields.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

Every workman for his work;
Art hath many, keen of skill,—
Nature showing whom she will
Where her inner secrets lurk:
"Beetles (A Few Verses, For Vernon Wollaston)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
How many a story you might tell
Of inner life, to all unknown;
I trusted you and you alone,
But ah! ye keep my secrets well.
"My Beads" by Abram Joseph Ryan
With little child or stout M.P.
Old Nature varies not her plan;
When either has the £.s.d.
His thoughts fly to the inner man.
"'Eats'" by C J Dennis
"And ghostly feet shall follow,
To be heard of the inner ear,
Thine own, wherever they wander,
And none but thyself shall hear."
"The Poet's Choice" by Alexander Anderson
Plucked off the old bark when the inner
Was slow to renew it,
And put to the Lord's work the sinner
When saints failed to do it.
"George L. Stearns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fair fountains of the dark
Daily she waves him, that his inner dream
May clasp amid the glooms a springing beam,
A quivering lark:
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith

In news:

City dogs get to know their inner herder .
Payday lenders are targeting less affluent suburbs as well as inner cities.
What it took for her to make the upcoming Ghost of Browder Holler was not just perseverance, but a painstaking path fueled by an inner spirit that bleeds her story throughout the album.
Outfit your inner trailblazer in white-hot separates.
) the inner workings of a human (synthetic)body from SynDaver.
Q&A David Schwimmer: Actor finds inner giraffe in voice role.
As for trying to be Nelly: That happens in songs like (gulp) "Bucket List" and (double gulp) "Believers (Arab Spring)" when Furtado lets her inner hippie emerge.
Daniel Day-Lewis heeded inner ear to find Lincoln's voice.
Inner ear 's energy can work like a battery, scientists say.
Scientists said last week that they had figured out a way to harness electricity from the inner ear .
Recurrent meningitis in an adult secondary to an inner ear malformation: Imaging demonstration.
The condition is caused by damage to the inner ear or to nerves from the inner ear to the brain.
New Esteem implant stimulates inner ear rather than turning up the volume.
New implant addresses hearing loss caused by inner-ear damage.
"It was an inner-ear balance (problem) as we have it diagnosed right now," Jones told Dallas' KRLD-FM Tuesday morning.
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In science:

The inner product is called the SLD inner product, and k kS ρ denotes the norm with respect to this inner product.
A Linear Programming Approach to Attainable Cram\'{e}r-Rao type Bounds and Randomness Condition II
Let g be a nonnegative inner product on TρP1 , then diρg di∗ρ is a nonnegative inner product on TρP2 .
A Linear Programming Approach to Attainable Cram\'{e}r-Rao type Bounds and Randomness Condition II
There is a nice combinatorial interpretation for ∞-inner-products, which will give rise to a graph-complex associated to A∞ -algebras with ∞-inner-product.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Zeinalian and the author were able to show, that if one loosens the condition to ”inner-product-preserving maps up to homotopy”, then cochains on any compact manifold possess an ∞-inner-productstructure realizing Poincar´e-duality, which is preserved by homotopy equivalences.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Even in a (general) Griess algebra, the inner products are very important and the author showed that if two involutions τe and τf commute, that is, τe τf is of order two, then the inner product he, f i is 0 or 1 32 .
VOAs generated by two conformal vectors whose $\tau$-involutions generate $S_3$
This map is an isometry if one uses the inner product (·, ·)J on V and the restriction to V + J of the inner product < ·, · > on VC that is the sesquilinear extension of (·, ·) on V (i.e. < v1 , v2 >= (v1 , v2 )).
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
But, because of the inner hard surface, matter has to stop at close to stellar surface and naturally another shock forms at the inner edge of the accretion disk.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Just because of difference of inner boundary conditions, the accretion around a black hole and a neutron star differ each other at the inner edge of the disk.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
As the formation of shock needs a stable inner sonic point in the accretion disk, for the higher value of J , shock is unstable as the inner region of disk is unstable.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
The relation (18) defines an inner product on the space of states that we shall denote as the gauge theory inner product.
Quantum Mechanics, Random Matrices and BMN Gauge Theory
Therefore, the expression in the inner sum decreases geometrically by at least the ratio e−4 , and the inner sum can be bounded by the first term (at i = 1) times the constant 1/(1 − e−4 ).
Random walks on the torus with several generators
Lx with respect to the fixed invariant inner product on g and the inner product ωx (·, Jt (x)·) on Tx(t)M .
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
Such an inner product exists by compactness of G by simply averaging any inner product on g.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems
Then g∗ = m0 ⊕ m1 ⊕ m2 is also an orthogonal direct sum relative to the inner product on g∗ naturally induced by the invariant inner product on g.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems
The main difference is that:— Lewis admits that there are some possible worlds very ‘unlike ours’ (roughly: outside the inner sphere of possibility) which sustain the distinction between (Stat) and (Rot), in the sense that at least one of these two worlds must be outside the inner sphere.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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