Definitions for inherentɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•her•ent*ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-(adj.)

  1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; innate.

* Syn: See essential.

Origin of inherent:

1570–80; < L


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

Translations for inherent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


inborn; forming a natural or inseparable part or quality of

the dangers inherent in nuclear energy; an inherent hatred of foreigners.

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