What does the word "interior" mean?

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The word "interior" relates to the inside of something. Several definitions exist with slight variations but most have to do with an inner part. A slight exception is the definition that means "domestic," as in the interior affairs of a nation, but even that means affairs dealing with internal issues.

In other uses, the interior of a house refers to its inside parts, and the interior view of a dishwasher relates to looking at the inside of it. The interior part of a country is the part more toward the center and away from the borders. The prefix "inter-" originates from the Latin meaning "inward," and the "ior" part of the word is a comparative suffix. The word literally means "more inward."

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in·te·ri·or
[in-teer-ee-er]
ADJECTIVE
1.
being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
2.
of or pertaining to that which is within; inside: an interior view.
3.
situated well inland from the coast or border: the interior towns of a country.
4.
of or pertaining to the inland.
5.
domestic: interior trade.
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