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noun     interior pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] the inside part of something, especially a building or vehicle

    The car has a surprisingly spacious interior.

    interior of:

    He entered the dark interior of the hallway.

  2. 2
    the inner part of a country or region that is farthest away from its borders or coasts

    a two-day journey into the interior

    interior of:

    Europeans built railroads in the interior of Africa.

  3. 3

    the Interior

    the government department that is responsible for things that happen within a country, not for relations between that country and others

    the Department of the Interior



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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