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intr.v. in·hered, in·her·ing, in·heres
To be inherent or innate.

[Latin inhaerēre : in-, in; see in-2 + haerēre, to stick.]

in·her′ence (-hîr′əns, -hĕr′-), in·her′en·cy n.


(ɪnˈhɪərəns; -ˈhɛr-) or


1. the state or condition of being inherent
2. (Philosophy) metaphysics the relation of attributes, elements, etc, to the subject of which they are predicated, esp if they are its essential constituents


(ɪnˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-)

the state or fact of inhering or being inherent.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin]
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Noun1.inherence - the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic; "the inherence of polysemy in human language"
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
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With" me: let us notice here the metaphysical character of this word "with", which has so rarely been acknowledged by philosophers and which corresponds neither to a relation of inherence or of immanence, nor to a relation of exteriority.
The former are sometimes supposed to signify things and the latter the inherence of properties in those things.
The point relevant here is that the investment of humanistic perspective in the order of things was achieved out of a kind of spatialization of reasoning, not only in the sense that the sophists have been deemed to inaugurate koinds topos and to be the forefathers of rhetorical topics, but also because the sophistical perception of the possible inherence of oppositional viewpoints in the same matter of course--laid down in their in utramque partem principle--was couched by dint of foregrounding the space in its semantic terms, that is, they discerned the spatialization of meaningfulness to be a source for their relativistic interpretation of the world.
Along with knowledge and possession, inherence ("something only the user is") is another common factor.
Thus, neither is our own justice established as our own from ourselves, nor is the justice of God ignored or repudiated, for that justice which is called ours, because we are justified by its inherence in us, that same is [the justice] of God, because it is infused into us by God through the merit of Christ.
Violations may occur due to their inherence within the organizational culture setting (Van-Dyck et al.
An ideal genetic marker should be polymorphic, must have a simple inherence mode, and should be easily detectable [21].
Finally, an inherence factor is 'something only the user is,' which refers to biometric characteristics such as a fingerprint.
2) Multifactor authentication is an approach to validating the user by requiring the presentation of two or more authentication factors: a knowledge factor (something the user knows, for example, a password or personal identification number), a possession factor (something the user has, for example, a payment card or mobile phone), and an inherence factor (something the user is, for example, a user's biometric characteristic, such as a fingerprint or voiceprint).
This notion is taken from Hillis Miller's drawing on Martin Heidegger to discuss the inherence of nihilism in metaphysics, while showing metaphysics reciprocally to assign nihilism its philosophical context and significance (1979: 227-228).
For the Mu'tazilites human beings are not essentially immaterial souls but material entities with both physical and mental properties that arise from the accidents that inhere in their atomic parts, which in this case are unified into a whole by the inherence of the accident of life.
Glennon, The Fog of Law: Self-Defense, Inherence, and Incoherence in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, 25 HARV.