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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.

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

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.
syn: See essential.

intrinsic

- Latin intrinsecus, "on the inside," came to be the English intrinsic, "inner, internal" and "inherent."
See also related terms for inherent.
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"

intrinsic

intrinsic

adjective
Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
Translations
luontainenolennainen
intrinsičanprirođensvojstven

intrinsic

[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] ADJintrínseco
intrinsic valuevalor m intrínseco
stress is intrinsic to the jobel estrés es algo inherente al trabajo
the harp and fiddle are intrinsic to Irish musicel arpa y el violín son intrínsecos a or característicos de la música irlandesa

intrinsic

[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adj [value, interest] → intrinsèque
He believed in the intrinsic superiority of his people → Il croyait en la supériorité intrinsèque de son peuple.

intrinsic

adj merit, valueimmanent; (= essential)wesenhaft, wesentlich; intrinsic evidence (Jur) → reiner Urkundenbeweis; is this form intrinsic to the poem?ist dies eine dem Gedicht innewohnende Form? (geh); financial insecurity is intrinsic to capitalismfinanzielle Unsicherheit gehört zum Wesen des Kapitalismus

intrinsic

[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adjintrinseco/a

in·trin·sic

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

intrinsic

adj intrínseco
References in classic literature ?
Since we are inquiring what is the best government possible, and it is admitted to be that in which the citizens are happy; and that, as we have already said, it is impossible to obtain happiness without virtue; it follows, that in the best-governed states, where the citizens are really men of intrinsic and not relative goodness, none of them should be permitted to exercise any mechanic employment or follow merchandise, as being ignoble and destructive to virtue; neither should they be husband-[1329a] men, that they may be at leisure to improve in virtue and perform the duty they owe to the state.
Hem, of Leipsic; not by way of explanation, unless the reader may choose to take it so, but because of its intrinsic interest as a singular speculation.
Or was it an intrinsic quality of the metal itself?
We may regard them as separate existing items in those who experience them, or we may regard them as intrinsic qualities of sensations and other mental occurrences, or we may regard them as mere names for the causal characteristics of the occurrences which are uncomfortable or pleasant.
The proof of this proposition turns upon the greater degree of influence which the State governments if they administer their affairs with uprightness and prudence, will generally possess over the people; a circumstance which at the same time teaches us that there is an inherent and intrinsic weakness in all federal constitutions; and that too much pains cannot be taken in their organization, to give them all the force which is compatible with the principles of liberty.
But not to speak of the intrinsic quality of histories of this kind (which may possibly even be of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power- and say plainly that that was the result of Napoleon's will.
I will import the chief portion of it into this book, partly because of its intrinsic interest, and partly because it gives such a vivid idea of what the perilous pastime of Alp-climbing is.
Thus the things already mentioned, and these alone, are in their intrinsic nature quantities; nothing else can claim the name in its own right, but, if at all, only in a secondary sense.
Still I observed that neither of the young lades inquired the PRICES, these being considerations that had no influence on the intrinsic value, in their eyes; while the circumstance caused my heart to sink within me, as it clearly proved they did not intend to purchase, and I longed to become the property of the gentle, serene- eyed Anne.
Yet the intrinsic quality of the event moved his touchy sensitiveness less than its conjectured effect upon the minds of others.
Browning is justly chargeable with "obscurity"--with a difficulty of manner, that is, beyond the intrinsic difficulty of his matter--it is very probable that an Introduction to the study of his works, such as this of Mr.
He is the sublimated essence of Butt-in; the refined, intrinsic extract of Rubber; the concentrated, purified, irrefutable, unavoidable spirit of Curiosity and Inquisitiveness.