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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


Antonymsextrinsic

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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