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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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virtue of demonstrating their reciprocal inherence" (2007,171).
The principle of ontological inherence states that reality is perceiver-dependent due to the nature of sensation.
Also, experimental setup could contribute to the variation in elastic modulus, such as the mounting of the scaffold rings due to their small nature (as opposed to the larger tube samples) as well as the inherence curvature from the tubing.
Whereas the surveillance of the nation-state and the influence of Confucian notions of family inherence continue to shape the Chinese non-normative gender and sexual identities (Bao, 2018, p.
A great deal of literature has sought causes for the alleged inherence of violence and violent conflict in modern North Caucasian societies and in defining state-society relations.
Typically these include at least two of the following categories: knowledge (something they know); possession (something they have), and inherence (something they are) for access to our online banking system.
Multifactor authentication comprise of three categories namely, knowledge factors (passwords), possession factors (such as smart cards) and inherence factors (such as biometric).
the subject reveals the inherence of the predicates (Gallerand 2013):
Among these terms are inherence (being in), emanation (following), immanence, causation, change, movement, accidents, properties, qualities, predication, production, creation, conception, comprehension, containment, mediation, deduction, modification, action, expression, representation, and participation.