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Definition of inherent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ɪnˈhɛrənt//
    inherent (in somebody/something)
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  1. 1that is a basic or permanent part of someone or something and that cannot be removed synonym intrinsic
  2. 2 the difficulties inherent in a study of this type Violence is inherent in our society. an inherent weakness in the design of the machine
adverb an inherently unworkable system
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