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inherence

[ in-heer-uhns, -her- ]
/ ɪnˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr- /
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noun

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

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Origin of inherence

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inherence

non·in·her·ence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inherence

inherence

inherency

/ (ɪnˈhɪərəns, -ˈhɛr-) /

noun

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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