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INHERENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inherent mean? 

INHERENT (adjective)
  The adjective INHERENT has 2 senses:

1. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
2. in the nature of something though not readily apparent

  Familiarity information: INHERENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INHERENT (adjective)


Sense 1inherent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

Synonyms:

built-in; inbuilt; inherent; integral; constitutional

Context examples:

the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity / a constitutional inability to tell the truth

Similar:

intrinsic; intrinsical (belonging to a thing by its very nature)


Sense 2inherent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the nature of something though not readily apparent

Synonyms:

implicit in; underlying; inherent

Context examples:

shortcomings inherent in our approach / an underlying meaning

Similar:

implicit; inexplicit (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something)


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