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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.]
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]
in•trin•sic(ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪk)
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]
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.
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|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"|
internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
adj merit, value → immanent; (= 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 capitalism → finanzielle Unsicherheit gehört zum Wesen des Kapitalismus
intrinsic[ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk] adj → intrinseco/a
a. intrínseco-a, esencial, exclusivo-a. V.: inherent.