What does inherent mean?

Definitions for inherentɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inherent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral(adj)

    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

    "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"

  2. implicit in(p), inherent, underlying(adj)

    in the nature of something though not readily apparent

    "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"


  1. inherent(Adjective)

    naturally a part or consequence of something.

    You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law. uE000152494uE001 (Lyn Beth Neylon).

  2. Origin: From inhaerentem, accusative singular of inhaerens, present active participle of inhaereo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inherent(adj)

    permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent right of men to life, liberty, and protection



    The Indonesia Higher Education Network is an inter-university educational network in Indonesia. For the first phase of development, the network consists of 32 universities. The main ring of this network is located on the island of Java, five universities as a backbone network connected using STM-1 line with a total 155 Mbit/s of bandwidth capacity. Those universities are the University of Indonesia, the Bandung Institute of Technology, the Institute Technology Sepuluh November, Gadjah Mada University and the Diponegoro University.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inherent' in Adjectives Frequency: #851


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yu Uchiyama:

    It's an inherent problem in Japanese politics, the parties are so fragmented.

  2. Churchill:

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

  4. Hao Mingjin:

    They can't think of themselves as their own businesses or that they are the boss. The inherent political nature of state-owned industries is the party's leadership over them.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

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