[in-heer-uh nt, -her-]
- existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering: an inherent distrust of strangers.
- Grammar. standing before a noun.
Origin of inherent
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1. innate, native, inbred, ingrained. See essential.
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- existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
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Word Origin and History for non-inherent
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- Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
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