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innate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innate  \In*nate"\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  exit  to  call  into  being  [Obs.]  ``The  first 
  innating  cause.''  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innate  \In"nate\,  a.  [L.  innatus;  pref.  in-  in  +  natus  born,  p. 
  p.  of  nasci  to  be  born.  See  {Native}.] 
  1.  Inborn;  native;  natural;  as  innate  vigor;  innate 
  eloquence. 
 
  2.  (Metaph.)  Originating  in  or  derived  from  the 
  constitution  of  the  intellect,  as  opposed  to  acquired  from 
  experience;  as  innate  ideas.  See  {A  priori},  {Intuitive}. 
 
  There  is  an  innate  light  in  every  man,  discovering 
  to  him  the  first  lines  of  duty  in  the  common  notions 
  of  good  and  evil.  --South. 
 
  Men  would  not  be  guilty  if  they  did  not  carry  in 
  their  mind  common  notions  of  morality,innate  and 
  written  in  divine  letters.  --Fleming 
  (Origen). 
 
  If  I  could  only  show,as  I  hope  I  shall  .  .  .  how 
  men,  barely  by  the  use  of  their  natural  faculties, 
  may  attain  to  all  the  knowledge  they  have  without 
  the  help  of  any  innate  impressions;  and  may  arrive 
  at  certainty  without  any  such  original  notions  or 
  principles.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Joined  by  the  base  to  the  very  tip  of  a  filament; 
  as  an  innate  anther.  --Gray. 
 
  {Innate  ideas}  (Metaph.),  ideas,  as  of  God,  immortality, 
  right  and  wrong  supposed  by  some  to  be  inherent  in  the 
  mind,  as  a  priori  principles  of  knowledge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  innate 
  adj  1:  being  so  through  innate  qualities;  "a  natural  leader";  "a 
  born  musician";  "an  innate  talent"  [syn:  {born(a)},  {innate(a)}] 
  2:  not  established  by  conditioning  or  learning;  "an 
  unconditioned  reflex"  [syn:  {unconditioned},  {unlearned}] 
  [ant:  {conditioned}] 
  3:  present  at  birth  but  not  necessarily  hereditary;  acquired 
  during  fetal  development  [syn:  {congenital},  {inborn}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INNATE,  adj  Natural,  inherent  --  as  innate  ideas,  that  is  to  say 
  ideas  that  we  are  born  with  having  had  them  previously  imparted  to 
  us  The  doctrine  of  innate  ideas  is  one  of  the  most  admirable  faiths 
  of  philosophy,  being  itself  an  innate  idea  and  therefore  inaccessible 
  to  disproof,  though  Locke  foolishly  supposed  himself  to  have  given  it 
  "a  black  eye."  Among  innate  ideas  may  be  mentioned  the  belief  in 
  one's  ability  to  conduct  a  newspaper,  in  the  greatness  of  one's 
  country,  in  the  superiority  of  one's  civilization,  in  the  importance 
  of  one's  personal  affairs  and  in  the  interesting  nature  of  one's 
  diseases. 
 
 




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