Intrinsic

  • 1 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 intrinsic — in·trin·sic /in trin zik, sik/ adj: belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intrinsic …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 intrinsic — UK US /ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk/ adjective ► being an extremely important and basic characteristic of a person or thing: intrinsic to sth »Design is intrinsic to every product. an intrinsic part/element of sth »Stay at home mothers are an intrinsic part of the …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 intrinsic — means ‘inherent, essential, belonging naturally’ and is the opposite of extrinsic: • The study of portraits on coins is…as much about the political factors that influenced them as about their intrinsic or moral interest A. Burnett, 1991. See… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Intrinsic — In*trin sic, n. A genuine quality. [Obs.] Warburton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 intrinsic — late 15c., interior, inward, internal, from M.Fr. intrinsèque inner (13c.), from M.L. intrinsecus interior, internal, from L. intrinsecus (adv.) inwardly, on the inside, from intra within (see INTRA (Cf. intra )) + secus alongside, originally… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 intrinsic — inherent, ingrained, constitutional, essential Analogous words: inner, inward, internal, interior, inside, intestine: innate, inborn, inbred, congenital: natural, normal, typical, *regular Antonyms: extrinsic Contrasted words: *outer, outward,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 intrinsic —  Intrinsic  Беспримесный (собственный)   Полупроводник, в котором можно пренебречь влиянием примесей при данной температуре. Для полупроводников характерно наличие не очень широкой запрещенной зоны в энергетической диаграмме. При T=0оК у… …

    Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • 9 intrinsic — [adj] basic, inborn built in, central, congenital, connate, constitutional, constitutive, deep seated, elemental, essential, fundamental, genuine, hereditary, inbred, indwelling, inherent, inmost, innate, intimate, material, native, natural,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 intrinsic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging to the basic nature of someone or something; essential. DERIVATIVES intrinsically adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «interior, inner»: from Latin intrinsecus inwardly, inwards …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 intrinsic — [in trin′sik, in trin′zik] adj. [LME intrinsique < MFr intrinsèque < LL intrinsecus, inward < L, inwardly < intra , within (see INTRA ) + secus, following: see EXTRINSIC] 1. belonging to the real nature of a thing; not dependent on… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 intrinsic — 01. Aggressive behavior seems to be [intrinsic] in dogs when they are in packs. 02. Gold has no [intrinsic] worth; it only gains value through people s desire for it. 03. His [intrinsic] drive to succeed has helped him more than his actual… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 intrinsic — in|trin|sic [ınˈtrınsık, zık] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: intrinsèque, from Late Latin intrinsecus] being part of the nature or character of someone or something ▪ the intrinsic interest of the subject intrinsic… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 intrinsic — adjective Etymology: French intrinsèque internal, from Late Latin intrinsecus, from Latin, adverb, inwardly; akin to Latin intra within more at intra Date: 1635 1. a. belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing < the intrinsic… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 intrinsic — [[t]ɪntrɪ̱nsɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If something has intrinsic value or intrinsic interest, it is valuable or interesting because of its basic nature or character, and not because of its connection with other things. [FORMAL] Diamonds have little… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 intrinsic — in|trin|sic [ ın trınsık ] adjective FORMAL relating to the essential qualities or features of something or someone: the intrinsic beauty of the Italian language intrinsic to: Providing service to the customer is intrinsic to a successful… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 intrinsic — adjective being part of the nature or character of someone or something: The job is of little intrinsic interest. | intrinsic goodness (+ to): problems that are intrinsic to the situation intrinsically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 intrinsic — UK [ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] / US adjective formal relating to the essential qualities or features of something or someone the intrinsic beauty of the Italian language intrinsic to: Providing good service is intrinsic to a successful business. Derived word:… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 intrinsic — 1. Belonging entirely to a part. 2. In anatomy, denoting those muscles whose origin and insertion are both within the structure under consideration, distinguished from the extrinsic muscles that have their origin outside of the structure under… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 intrinsic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Innate quality Nouns 1. intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; essence, essentialness, essentiality, essential part, quintessence, incarnation; quiddity, gist, pith, core;… …

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