Etymology
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interior (adj.)

late 15c., from Latin interior "inner, interior, middle," comparative adjective of inter "within" (from PIE *enter "between, among," comparative of root *en "in"). Specific meaning "away from the coast, of the interior parts of a country" is from 1777. Interior decoration first attested 1769; interior decorator is from 1830. Interior design from 1927.

interior (n.)

"part of a country distant from the coast," 1796, from interior (adj.); meaning "internal part, inside" is from 1828. Meaning "internal affairs of a country or state" (as in U.S. Department of the Interior) is from 1826. The Latin adjective also was used as a noun.

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Definitions of interior
1
interior (adj.)
inside the country;
Synonyms: home / internal / national
interior (adj.)
situated within or suitable for inside a building;
an interior scene
interior decoration
an interior bathroom without windows
interior (adj.)
located inward; "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.;
Synonyms: inner / internal
interior (adj.)
inside and toward a center;
interior regions of the earth
interior (adj.)
of or coming from the middle of a region or country;
Synonyms: midland / upcountry
2
interior (n.)
the region that is inside of something;
Synonyms: inside
interior (n.)
the inner or enclosed surface of something;
Synonyms: inside
3
Interior (n.)
the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849;
Synonyms: Department of the Interior / Interior Department / DoI
From wordnet.princeton.edu