in·trin·sic

 (ĭn-trĭn′zĭk, -sĭk)

adj.

1. Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent.

2. Anatomy Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.


[Middle English intrinsique, inner, from Old French intrinseque, from Late Latin intrīnsecus, inward, from Latin, inwardly; see en in Indo-European roots.]


in·trin′si·cal·ly adv.

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intrinsic

(ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk) or

intrinsical

adj

1. of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent

2. (Anatomy) anatomy situated within or peculiar to a part: intrinsic muscles.

[C15: from Late Latin intrinsecus from Latin, inwardly, from intrā within + secus alongside; related to sequī to follow]

inˈtrinsically adv

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in•trin•sic

(ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪk)

also in•trin′si•cal,

adj.

1. belonging to a thing by its very nature: intrinsic value.

2. (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part.

[1480–90; < Medieval Latin intrinsecus inward]

in•trin′si•cal•ly, adv.

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intrinsic

- Latin intrinsecus, on the inside, came to be the English intrinsic, inner, internal and inherent.

See also related terms for inherent.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Adj.1.intrinsic - belonging to a thing by its very nature; form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing- John Dewey

inalienable, unalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights

essential - basic and fundamental; the essential feature

extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; extrinsic evidence; an extrinsic feature of the new building; that style is something extrinsic to the subject; looking for extrinsic aid

2.intrinsic - situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; intrinsic muscles

anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; internal organs; internal mechanism of a toy; internal party maneuvering

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intrinsic

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intrinsic

adjective

Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:

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Translations

luontainenolennainen

intrinsičanprirođensvojstven

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intrinsic

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intrinsic

[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adjintrinseco/a

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

in·trin·sic

a. intrínseco-a, esencial, exclusivo-a. V.: inherent.

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