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inherent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inherent  \In*her"ent\,  a.  [L.  inhaerens  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  inhaerere:  cf  F.  inh['e]rent.  See  {Inhere}.] 
  Permanently  existing  in  something  inseparably  attached  or 
  connected;  naturally  pertaining  to  innate;  inalienable;  as 
  polarity  is  an  inherent  quality  of  the  magnet;  the  inherent 
  right  of  men  to  life,  liberty,  and  protection.  ``A  most 
  inherent  baseness.''  --Shak. 
 
  The  sore  disease  which  seems  inherent  in  civilization. 
  --Southey. 
 
  Syn:  Innate;  inborn;  native;  natural;  inbred;  inwrought; 
  inseparable;  essential;  indispensable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inherent 
  adj  1:  existing  as  an  essential  constituent  or  characteristic;  "the 
  Ptolemaic  system  with  its  built-in  concept  of 
  periodicity";  "a  constitutional  inability  to  tell  the 
  truth"  [syn:  {built-in},  {constitutional},  {inbuilt}, 
  {integral}] 
  2:  in  the  nature  of  something  though  not  readily  apparent; 
  "shortcomings  inherent  in  our  approach";  "an  underlying 
  meaning"  [syn:  {implicit  in(p)},  {underlying}] 




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