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intrinsic

in·trin·sic

intrinsic

 
pronunciation:
ihn trIn sihk [or] ihn trIn zihk
part of speech: adjective
definition: being essential to or of the nature of a thing; inherent.
Competition is intrinsic to sports.Sparkle is an intrinsic quality of a diamond.
synonyms:
constitutional, essential, fundamental, inherent, innate, natural
antonyms:
extrinsic
similar words:
built-in, congenital, deep-rooted, deep-seated, elemental, immanent, inbred, native, organic, substantive, temperamental
derivation: intrinsically (adv.)