1 existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth" [syn: built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, integral]
2 present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development [syn: congenital, inborn, innate]
3 in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning" [syn: implicit in(p), underlying]
- /Inhirənt/ or /Inherənt/, /Inhir@nt/ or /Inher@nt/.
EtymologyFrom inhaerentem (nominative of inhaerens, present participle of inhaerere)
accessible, at hand, attendant, automatic, available, basic, born, characteristic, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep-seated, distinctive, elemental, elementary, esoteric, essential, fundamental, hereditary, immanent, immediate, implanted, implicit, impulsive, in view, inalienable, inborn, inbred, indigenous, individual, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherited, innate, inner, instinctive, integral, internal, intimate, intrinsic, involuntary, inward, inwrought, irreducible, libidinal, native, natural, normal, on board, on deck, on hand, peculiar, present, private, regular, resident, secret, spontaneous, subjective, subliminal, typical, unalienable, unchallengeable, unconscious, unlearned, unquestionable, within call, within reach, within sight