[ɪnhˈi͡əɹənt], [ɪnhˈi‍əɹənt], [ɪ_n_h_ˈiə_ɹ_ə_n_t]

Definitions of inherent:

  1.   Inherently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Existing in something else and inseparable from it; innate. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Sticking fast: existing in and inseparable from something else: innate: natural. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Existing firmly in. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Naturally pert. to; innate; natural. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Existing inseparably in something else; essential; inborn. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Inherence. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for inherent:

  1. There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them. – M. Kathleen Casey
  2. Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. – John Moody
  3. Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities. – Frederick Reines
  4. Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. – Sonia Sotomayor
  5. I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans' natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology. – Vernor Vinge

Usage examples for inherent:

  1. 2. In the regular course of events, if North Carolina would continue to keep abreast of her sister colonies in the movement for the preservation of the inherent rights of British subjects, it was necessary that she should formally ratify and approve the action recently taken by the Continental Congress, and to elect delegates to that Congress for a new term. ” – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. As the song went on, however, she felt the inherent suggestion in it, so that when she had finished it required all her strength to get up calmly, come among them again, and listen to their praises and thanks. ” – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  3. “ I have never pretended that it is by itself alone sufficient to cure all the evils inherent in our social system, or alone sufficient as a bond of Empire. ” – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  4. We cannot say that either has superior powers of vision, but we can say that they differ, as this difference is inherent in them as men and women, and not merely as individuals. ” – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  5. The girl felt instinctively that his motives were most high, but his manner was rough and new; she was accustomed to the usual, the familiar, and, while her confidence in Bayard had been profoundly aroused, her inherent distrust of strangeness caused her to suspect, to be reluctant to accept his attitude without reserve. ” – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  6. “ I now regard it as simply a recovered one, inherent in all healthy minds, but lost, as many others have been, in civilization. ” – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  7. The weakness of mind that predisposes to this may be inherent or acquired. ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  8. It may be that there are people who have learned to swim and to ride a bicycle by sitting in a chair and cultivating certain inherent qualities but we have never heard of them. ” – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  9. Or was it because she sought to see something unreal- sought to control a purely inherent impulse? ” – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  10. Self- respect is an inherent principle in human nature. ” – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster

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