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Definitions of inherent

  1. Existing firmly in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent right of men to life, liberty, and protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Existing inseparably in something else; essential; inborn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Sticking fast: existing in and inseparable from something else: innate: natural. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Permanently united; innate; essential; intrinsic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Existing in something else and inseparable from it; innate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Naturally pert. to; innate; natural. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for inherent

  1. It was a furtive tribute to his inherent social superiority. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. I now regard it as simply a recovered one, inherent in all healthy minds, but lost, as many others have been, in civilization. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman