inherence

[in-heer-uh ns, -her-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. inharmonious,
  2. inharmony,
  3. inhaul,
  4. inher.,
  5. inhere,
  6. inherency,
  7. inherent,
  8. inherent immunity,
  9. inherit,
  10. inheritable

Origin of inherence

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

Related formsnon·in·her·ence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inherence

inherence

inherency

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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Word Origin and History for inherence

inherence

n.

1570s, from Medieval Latin inhaerentia, from inhaerentem (see inherent). Related: Inherency (c.1600).

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