- 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
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- existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
Word Origin and History for noninherent
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- Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
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