"inner" in the adjective sense
1. inner, interior, internal
"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.
located or occurring within or closer to a center
"an inner room"
3. inner, internal, intimate
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"
"the internal contradictions of the theory"
"the intimate structure of matter"
4. inside, inner, privileged
confined to an exclusive group
"privy to inner knowledge"
exclusive to a center especially a center of influence
"inner regions of the organization"
"inner circles of government"
inside or closer to the inside of the body
"the inner ear"
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