Inherent definition

ĭn-hîrənt, -hĕr-
Existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; intrinsic; innate; basic.
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Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic.

The dangers inherent in the surgery; the inherent instability of financial markets.

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The definition of inherent is an essential quality that is part of a person or thing.

An example of inherent is a bird's ability to fly.

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Naturally as part or consequence of something.

You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law. — (Lyn Beth Neylon).

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Origin of inherent

  • Latin inhaerēns inhaerent- present participle of inhaerēre to inhere inhere

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inhaerentem, accusative singular of inhaerēns, present active participle of inhaereō (“I am closely connected with; adhere to”).

    From Wiktionary