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interior

1 noun
     
in‧te‧ri‧or1
1 [countable usually singular] the inner part or inside of something [≠ exterior]:
The interior of the church was dark.
the car's warm interior
2

the interior

SG the part of a country that is farthest away from the coast:
The interior of the country is mainly desert.
3

Minister/Department of the Interior

PG the government minister or department that deals with matters within a country rather than abroad

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