The definition of intrinsic is something that is natural or inherent, as opposed to something that has to be learned.(adjective)
An example of intrinsic is a mother's love for her child.
See intrinsic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME intrinsique < MFr intrinsèque < LL intrinsecus, inward < L, inwardly < intra-, within (see intra-) + secus, following: see extrinsic
See intrinsic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English intrinsique, inner
Origin: , from Old French intrinseque
Origin: , from Late Latin intrīnsecus, inward
Origin: , from Latin, inwardly; see en in Indo-European roots.
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