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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 ?
At that epoch of pristine simplicity, however, matters of even slighter public interest, and of far less intrinsic weight than the welfare of Hester and her child, were strangely mixed up with the deliberations of legislators and acts of state.
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.
This doubt was more or less openly expressed in Riverboro, which, however, had two opinions on the subject; one that it was a most generous thing in the Sawyer girls to take one of Aurelia's children to educate, the other that the education would be bought at a price wholly out of proportion to its intrinsic value.
I am sure most people would have thought him an ugly man; yet there was so much unconscious pride in his port; so much ease in his demeanour; such a look of complete indifference to his own external appearance; so haughty a reliance on the power of other qualities, intrinsic or adventitious, to atone for the lack of mere personal attractiveness, that, in looking at him, one inevitably shared the indifference, and, even in a blind, imperfect sense, put faith in the confidence.
and what event of weightier intrinsic importance, or of more extensive consequences, was ever selected for this honorary distinction?
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.
No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that on which the objection is founded.
Pain is simply our intrinsic medical adviser to warn us and stimulate us.
And he measured ten double handfuls of pearls, diamonds, and other gems, many of which, mounted by the most famous workmen, were valuable beyond their intrinsic worth.
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.
Its intrinsic value does not exceed thirty thousand francs.