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Intrinsic

In`trin´sic   Pronunciation: ĭn`trĭn´sĭk
a.1.
1.Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; - opposed to extrinsic; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person.
2.(Anat.) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; - opposed to extrinsic.
Intrinsic energy of a body
(Physics) the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of energy from without.
Intrinsic equation of a curve
(Geom.) the equation which expresses the relation which the length of a curve, measured from a given point of it, to a movable point, has to the angle which the tangent to the curve at the movable point makes with a fixed line.
Intrinsic value
See the Note under Value, n.
n.1.A genuine quality.
Adj.1.intrinsic - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
Synonyms: intrinsical
Antonyms:
extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
2.intrinsic - situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; "intrinsic muscles"
actual, appropriate, basic, central, characteristic, connate, constitutional, deep, deep-seated, distinctive, distinguished, elemental, esoteric, essential, fundamental, genuine, hereditary, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, immanent, implanted, implicit, in character, inalienable, indoor, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherited, inmost, innate, inner, innermost, inside, interior, internal, intestine, intimate, inward, inwrought, irreducible, marked, native, organic, peculiar, private, proper, quintessential, real, resident, secret, single, singular, subjective, true, true to form, unalienable, unchallengeable, underlying, unique, unquestionable
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