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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.
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inherence(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
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in•her•ence(ɪnˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-)
the state or fact of inhering or being inherent.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||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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