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ɪnˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-in·her·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inherence, inherencynoun

    the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic

    "the inherence of polysemy in human language"


  1. inherencenoun

    The state of being inherent or permanently present in something; indwelling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inherencenoun

    alt. of Inherency


  1. Inherence

    Inherence refers to Empedocles' idea that the qualities of matter come from the relative proportions of each of the four elements entering into a thing. The idea was further developed by Plato and Aristotle. That Plato accepted Empedocles' claim can be seen in the Timaeus. However, Plato also applied it to cover the presence of form in matter. The form is an active principle. Matter, on the other hand is passive, being a mere possibility that the forms bring to life. Aristotle clearly accepted Empedocles' claim, but he rejected Plato's idea of the forms. According to Aristotle, the accidents of a substance are incorporeal beings which are present in it. "By being 'present in a subject' I do not mean present as parts are present in a whole, but being incapable of existence apart from the said subject." A closely related term is participation. If an attribute inheres in a subject, then the subject is said to participate in the attribute. For example, if the attribute in Athens inheres in Socrates, then Socrates is said to participate in the attribute, in Athens.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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