[ in-heer-uhnt, -her- ]
/ ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr- /


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

1570–80; < Latin inhaerent- (stem of inhaerēns), present participle of inhaerēre to inhere; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for inherent

/ (ɪnˈhɪərənt, -ˈhɛr-) /


existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic

Derived forms of inherent

inherently, adverb
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Medical definitions for inherent

[ ĭn-hîrənt, -hĕr- ]


Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
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