inherent

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

Nearby words

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

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 non-inherent

inherent

/ (ɪnˈhɪərənt, -ˈhɛr-) /

adjective

existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
Derived Formsinherently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for non-inherent

inherent

adj.

1570s, from Latin inhaerentem (nominative inhaerens), present participle of inhaerere "be closely connected with," literally "adhere to," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + haerere "to stick" (see hesitation). Related: Inherently.

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Medicine definitions for non-inherent

inherent

[ ĭn-hîrənt, -hĕr- ]

adj.

Occurring as a natural part or consequence.

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