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inherent

in·her·ent

inherent

 
pronunciation:
ihn hi rnt [or] ihn he rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: existing in or belonging to something as an essential or inborn part of its nature; innate; intrinsic.
Traveling upstream to spawn is part of an inherent instinct in salmon.Some people believe evil is inherent in humans.
 
synonyms:
constitutional, immanent, innate, intrinsic, native
antonyms:
acquired, adventitious, extrinsic
similar words:
basic, built-in, congenital, essential, fundamental, inborn, inbred, inseparable, instinctive, natural, organic, temperamental
definition 2: legally belonging to something regardless of external circumstances or the passage of time.
These are the inherent powers of government.
synonyms:
inalienable
similar words:
constitutional, inveterate, legal, native, natural
derivation: inherently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word inherent contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.
her, hes Latin root that means stick