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.
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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]
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in•trin•sic(ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪk)
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]
Random House Kernerman Websters College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
intrinsic- Latin intrinsecus, on the inside, came to be the English intrinsic, inner, internal and inherent.
See also related terms for inherent.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
|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|
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|
internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; internal organs; internal mechanism of a toy; internal party maneuvering
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
adjective essential, real, true, central, natural, basic, radical, native, genuine, fundamental, constitutional, built-in, underlying, inherent, elemental, congenital, inborn, inbred Diamonds have little intrinsic value.
added, acquired, artificial, incidental, extraneous, appended, extrinsic
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Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
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[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adj → intrinseco/a
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a. intrínseco-a, esencial, exclusivo-a. V.: inherent.
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