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Definitions for intrinsic
ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪkin·trin·sic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrinsic, intrinsical(adj)

    belonging to a thing by its very nature

    "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

  2. intrinsic(adj)

    situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts

    "intrinsic muscles"

Wiktionary

  1. intrinsic(Adjective)

    Innate, inherent, inseparable from the thing itself, essential.

  2. intrinsic(Adjective)

    Comprising, being part of a whole.

  3. Origin: From intrinsecus, from *, an assumed adverbial form of inter + seccus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intrinsic(adj)

    inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; -- opposed to extrinsic; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person

  2. Intrinsic(adj)

    included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic

  3. Intrinsic(noun)

    a genuine quality

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intrinsic

    -al, in-trin′sik, -al, p.adj. inward: genuine: inherent: essential, belonging to the point at issue: (anat.) applied to those muscles of the limbs entirely contained within the anatomical limits of the limb.—n. Intrinsical′ity.—adv. Intrin′sically.—n. Intrin′sicalness, the quality of being intrinsical: genuineness. [Fr.,—L. intrinsecusintra, within, secus, following.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intrinsic

    Being or belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing.

    Love is an intrinsic part of the heart of an animal or human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2017  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrinsic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrinsic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of intrinsic in a Sentence

  1. Fidel Lezcano:

    Expressiveness, creativity is intrinsic to Cuban culture, that's our strength.

  2. Joan Didion:

    To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth... is potentially to have everything...

  3. LaDawnna Burnett, (1975-), Letters on Ethics:

    Shame is that intrinsic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Flaws are intrinsic part of your Nature. Accept it for it can't be improved, just rejoice in it! ~ Ramana Pemmaraju

  5. Dave Perkins:

    The stock looked inexpensive relative to our estimate of the company's intrinsic value, it feels like a pretty stable place to be.

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