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  • n. The internal workings of a mechanism or system that are normally hidden from view


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  • But what's really interesting, Tony, is when you look at what we call the internals in these polls.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2009

  • An examination of some of the internals from the latest Gallup survey of likely voters leads to the conclusion that these results are wildly implausible.

    Alan Abramowitz: Gallup's Implausible Likely Voter Results

  • In the case of the reactor vessel, a giant carbon-steel pot with a stainless-steel liner, the "internals" - the metal frame that held the core and channeled the water on its serpentine path-were chopped up with water jets and cutting tools.

    Scientific American

  • Everybody is writing about the new poll from the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute finding Scott Walker tanking in the polls, but it seems to me this number from the internals is the key one:

    Big majority of Wisconsin independents wants Walker to compromise

  • The so-called internals were very interesting; in short few undecided, less than 5%, 90%+ have decided and few plan to reconsider.

    TPM Track Composite: Obama's Big Lead Inches Up Yet Again

  • The important bit is that 68% of Republicans doubt that evolution exists, but the internals are all the better.

    Waldo Jaquith - Supermajority of Republicans are creationists.

  • Remember poster after Republican poster saying that Webb not releasing his internals was a sign that he was down?


  • One such policy ax, widely shared at the State Department, was that exiled Iraqi leaders (known as "externals") had no credibility with the "internals" -- Iraqis on the inside.

    The Real Plan of Attack

  • CROWLEY: They really, you know, it's called the internals, when you look at some of those exit polls coming out.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2006

  • The better part of the internals was the action on the advance-decline line which averages better than 5 to 1 positive, which is essential to see when climbing over strong resistance.


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