Intrinsic equation of a curve
Intrinsic In*trin"sic ([i^]n*tr[i^]n"s[i^]k), a. [L. intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. intrins[`e]que. See {Inter-}, {Second}, and cf. {Extrinsic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; -- opposed to {extrinsic}; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person. [1913 Webster]

He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to {extrinsic}. [1913 Webster]

{Intrinsic energy of a body} (Physics), the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of energy from without.

{Intrinsic equation of a curve} (Geom.), the equation which expresses the relation which the length of a curve, measured from a given point of it, to a movable point, has to the angle which the tangent to the curve at the movable point makes with a fixed line.

{Intrinsic value}. See the Note under {Value}, n.

Syn: Inherent; innate; natural; real; genuine. [1913 Webster]


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