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inherent

[ in-her-uhnt, -heer- ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ənt, -ˈhɪər- /
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Definition of inherent

adjective
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.

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Origin of inherent

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin inhaerent- (stem of inhaerēns ), present participle of the verbinhaerēre inhere; see -ent

synonym study for inherent

1. See essential.

OTHER WORDS FROM inherent

in·her·ent·ly, adverbnon·in·her·ent, adjectiveun·in·her·ent, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inherent

inherent , internal, intrinsic
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British Dictionary definitions for inherent

inherent
/ (ɪnˈhɪərənt, -ˈhɛr-) /

adjective
existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic

Derived forms of inherent

inherently, adverb
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Medical definitions for inherent

inherent
[ ĭn-hîrənt, -hĕr- ]

adj.
Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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