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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
|Sense 1||inherent [BACK TO TOP]|
Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity / a constitutional inability to tell the truth
|Sense 2||inherent [BACK TO TOP]|
In the nature of something though not readily apparent
shortcomings inherent in our approach / an underlying meaning
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