Origin of intrinsic
Examples from the Web for intrinsic
It continues to be the official position that “being open to life” is “an intrinsic requirement of married love.”What’s the Catholic Church’s Problem With Couples Without Children?|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, they have to have intrinsic and distinctive qualities.
They do not reflect any intrinsic or insurmountable military advantage.
As a jazz lover, I want people to embrace the music for its intrinsic qualities, not its symbolic resonance.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Through this, an active role is given to the spectator, who has inadvertently become an intrinsic part of the artwork.10 Works to See at the Armory Show in New York City|Justin Jones|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet, beyond that, she hardly knew what he had—save of course his intrinsic qualities.The Portrait of a Lady|Henry James
Democracy can solve its destiny only by an adequate appreciation of the importance of working out its intrinsic mission.Lincoln, the Politician|T. Aaron Levy
She now cuts loose, regardless of the piano's intrinsic value and its associations to its owners.Cobb's Bill-of-Fare|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
It is not only on account of the intrinsic merit of Madame D'Arblay's early works that she is entitled to honourable mention.
There should come a time when corn is sold on its intrinsic merits, as, for example, on its starch content.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
British Dictionary definitions for intrinsic
Word Origin for intrinsic
Word Origin and History for intrinsic
late 15c., "interior, inward, internal," from Middle French intrinsèque "inner" (13c.), from Medieval Latin intrinsecus "interior, internal," from Latin intrinsecus (adv.) "inwardly, on the inside," from intra "within" (see intra-) + secus "alongside," originally "following" (related to sequi "to follow;" see sequel). Meaning "belonging to the nature of a thing" is from 1640s. Related: Intrinsicly.