from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic.
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- adj. naturally a part or consequence of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inhering; infixed; sticking within; strongly lodged or incorporated.
- Existing as an element, quality, or attribute; innately characteristic; intrinsic: as, inherent color; inherent beauty of character.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
- adj. in the nature of something though not readily apparent
Latin inhaerēns, inhaerent-, present participle of inhaerēre, to inhere; see inhere.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inhaerentem, accusative singular of inhaerēns, present active participle of inhaereō ("I am closely connected with; adhere to"). (Wiktionary)