a state of comparative isolation imposed upon certain political dissidents within the former Soviet Union, in which the subject was forced to live in a remote and often unfamiliar place and in which freedom of movement and personal contact with family, friends, and associates were severely restricted.
- Internal field separators
operating system ($IFS) A predefined environment variable in the Unix Bourne shell whose default value is the three-character string containing space, tab and line feed. Any string of one or more of these characters separates the command and each of its arguments in a command line. $IFS also tells the shell’s built-in read command where […]
- Internal fistula
internal fistula n. A fistula that is located between two internal organs.
- Internal fixation
internal fixation n. The stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, or plates.
noun, Machinery. 1. a gear having teeth cut on an inner cylindrical surface.