From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinteriorin‧te‧ri‧or1 /ɪnˈtɪəriə $ -ˈtɪriər/ ●●○ noun 1 [countable usually singular]IN/INSIDE the inner part or inside of something OPP exterior The interior of the church was dark. the car’s warm interior2 the interior3 Minister/Department of the Interior
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interiorAiming your light down into it, you can see right through the membrane to the cell interior.My eyes gradually became accustomed to the gloomy interior of the store.the car's leather interiorAlmost no engine noise enters the car's interior.Heat is trapped in the Earth's interior.The rest of the interior had been very much altered over the years and little original work of consequence remained visible.Mantle compositions that could yield both mare basalts and highland rocks are consistent with the constraints on the interior outlined earlier.Worshippers will travel through the interior of the hill for an experience of rebirth out of the Goddess's belly.The interior is now artificially lit and the appearance is impressive.The interior was cozy but unheated.
interiorinterior2 ●○○ adjective [only before noun] IN/INSIDEinside or indoors OPP exterior The interior walls are all painted white.
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interiorAs an interior decorator, Paula Curry was a real professional.In addition, he thought that the basic decor and interior space needed little change.When my wife and I chose our Peugeot 405 it was for its comfort, performance and interior space.The interior spaces were divided by peristyles bearing classical statuary, while other statues stood in the round-arched window spaces.In brick churches the whole construction was of this material, though interior wall facings, capitals and columns were of marble.The long, low church is decorated by paintings all over the exterior and interior walls, openings and window frames.
Origin interior2 (1400-1500) French intérieur, from Latin interior, probably from an unrecorded Latin interus on the inside