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English adjective: inherent

1. inherent existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

SamplesThe Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity.
A constitutional inability to tell the truth.

Synonymsbuilt-in, constitutional, inbuilt, integral

Similarintrinsic, intrinsical


2. inherent in the nature of something though not readily apparent

SamplesShortcomings inherent in our approach.
An underlying meaning.

Synonymsimplicit in, underlying

Similarimplicit, inexplicit

Antonymsexplicit, expressed

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