inherent

  • 1 inhérent — inhérent, ente [ inerɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1503; lat. inhærens, p. prés. de inhærere « être attaché à » 1 ♦ Qui appartient essentiellement à un être, à une chose, qui lui est joint inséparablement. ⇒ essentiel, immanent, inséparable, intrinsèque. Les… …

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  • 2 inherent — I adjective connate, deep rooted, essential, fixed, immanent, implicit, inborn, inbred, ineffaceable, ingrained, ingredient, innate, innatus, insitus, instinctive, integral, internal, intrinsic, native, natural, proprius, subsistent associated… …

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  • 3 Inherent — In*her ent, a. [L. inhaerens, entis, p. pr. of inhaerere: cf. F. inh[ e]rent. See {Inhere}.] Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 inherent — inherent, ingrained, intrinsic, essential, constitutional mean being a part, element, or quality of a thing s internal character or inmost being. Something is inherent which is so deeply infixed in a thing that it is apparently part of its very… …

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  • 5 inhérent — inhérent, ente (i né ran, ran t ) adj. Joint inséparablement. •   La beauté du visage est un frêle ornement.... Mais celle de l esprit est inhérente et ferme, MOL. Femmes sav. III, 6. •   Le vice le plus inhérent, si je puis parler de la sorte,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 inherent in — index incident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 inherent — (adj.) 1570s, from L. inhaerentem (nom. inhaerens), prp. of inhaerere be closely connected with, lit. adhere to, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + haerere to stick (see HESITATION (Cf. hesitation)). Related: Inheren …

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  • 8 inherent — is pronounced with the second syllable as in either heron or here, with a preference for the first of these …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 inherent — [adj] basic, hereditary built in, characteristic, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep rooted, deep seated, distinctive, elementary, essential, fixed, fundamental, genetic, immanent, implicit, inborn, inbred, inbuilt, indigenous,… …

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  • 10 inherent — Inherent, [inher]ente. adj. Qui est attaché à un sujet, comme l accident l est à la substance. Il n est bon que dans le dogmatique, & n est guere en usage qu en cette phrase. Qualité inherente …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 inherent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing in something as a permanent or essential attribute. DERIVATIVES inherently adverb …

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  • 12 inherent — [in hir′ənt] adj. [L inhaerens, prp. of inhaerere: see INHERE] existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; innate; basic; inborn inherently adv …

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  • 13 inherent — 01. The will to survive is [inherent] in all living creatures. 02. Misako always told me that she disliked the hierarchies [inherent] in Japanese culture, and came to New York to escape that system. 03. Stress is an [inherent] part of life, with… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 inherent — in|her|ent [ınˈhıərənt, ˈher US ˈhır , ˈher ] adj formal a quality that is inherent in something is a natural part of it and cannot be separated from it inherent in ▪ I m afraid the problems you mention are inherent in the system. ▪ Every… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inherent — in|her|ent [ ın hırənt, ın herənt ] adjective * an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character: The design of the building had inherent weaknesses. inherent in: What are the long term risks and dangers… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 inherent — adjective inherent traits Syn: intrinsic, innate, immanent, built in, indwelling, inborn, ingrained, deep rooted; essential, fundamental, basic, structural, organic; natural, instinctive, instinctual, congenital, native …

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  • 17 inherent */ — UK [ɪnˈherənt] / UK [ɪnˈhɪərənt] / US [ɪnˈhɪrənt] / US [ɪnˈherənt] adjective an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character The design of the building had inherent weaknesses. inherent in: What are the long …

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  • 18 inherent — [[t]ɪnhe̱rənt, hɪ͟ər [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n The inherent qualities of something are the necessary and natural parts of it. Stress is an inherent part of dieting. ...the dangers inherent in an outbreak of war. Syn: intrinsic Derived words:… …

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  • 19 inherent — adjective a quality that is inherent in something is a natural part of it and cannot be separated from it (+ in): I m afraid the problems you mention are inherent in the system. inherently adverb: Nuclear power is inherently dangerous and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 inherent — adjective Etymology: Latin inhaerent , inhaerens, present participle of inhaerēre Date: 1581 involved in the constitution or essential character of something ; belonging by nature or habit ; intrinsic < risks inherent in the venture > •… …

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