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in·tern • n. / ˈinˌtərn/ a recent medical graduate receiving supervised training in a hospital and acting as an assistant physician or surgeon. Compare with resident. ∎  a student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, at a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience. • v. / inˈtərn/ 1. [tr.] confine (someone) as a prisoner, esp. for political or military reasons. 2. [intr.] serve as an intern. DERIVATIVES: in·tern·ment n. in·tern·ship / ship/ n.

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intern confine within prescribed limits of residence. XIX. — F. interner. f. interne — L. internus inward, internal.

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