HyperDic: intrinsic

English > 2 senses of the word intrinsic:
ADJECTIVEallintrinsic, intrinsicalbelonging to a thing by its very nature
allintrinsicsituated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
intrinsic > pronunciation
Soundsihntrih'nsihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > intrinsic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbelonging to a thing by its very nature.
Example"form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
Synonymintrinsical
Narrowerbuilt-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integralExisting as an essential constituent or characteristic
inner, internal, intimateinnermost / innermost or essential
See alsoessentialBasic and fundamental
inalienable, unalienableincapable of being repudiated or transferred to another
Oppositeextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Spanishintrínseca, intrínseco
Catalanintrínsec
Adverbsintrinsicallywith respect to its inherent nature
English > intrinsic: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsituated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts.
Example"intrinsic muscles"
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Broaderinternalhappening / happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
Spanishintrínseco
Catalanintrínsec

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