Definition of inherent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈhɪərənt//
, BrE//ɪnˈherənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhɪrənt//
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inherent (in somebody/something) that is a basic or permanent part of somebody/something and that cannot be removed synonym intrinsic the difficulties inherent in a study of this type Violence is inherent in our society. an inherent weakness in the design of the machine Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin inhaerent- ‘sticking to’, from the verb inhaerere, from in- ‘in, towards’ + haerere ‘to stick’.
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