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adjective     internal pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    existing or happening within a country, not between different countries

    an internal flight

    They were opposed to foreign involvement in their internal affairs.

  2. 3
    existing or happening inside your body
    1. a.
      existing or happening inside your mind

      Broadman’s face looked as though some vast internal struggle was going on.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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