[ in-heer-uh ns, -her- ]
/ ɪnˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr- /


the state or fact of inhering or being inherent.
Philosophy. the relation of an attribute to its subject.

Origin of inherence

From the Medieval Latin word inhaerentia, dating back to 1570–80. See inherent, -ence

Related forms

non·in·her·ence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inherence



/ (ɪnˈhɪərəns, -ˈhɛr-) /


the state or condition of being inherent
metaphysics the relation of attributes, elements, etc, to the subject of which they are predicated, esp if they are its essential constituents
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