[in-heer-uhnt, -her-]
existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute: an inherent distrust of strangers.
Grammar. standing before a noun.
inhering; infixed.

1570–80; < Latin inhaerent- (stem of inhaerēns), present participle of inhaerēre to inhere; see -ent

inherently, adverb
noninherent, adjective
noninherently, adverb
uninherent, adjective
uninherently, adverb

1. innate, native, inbred, ingrained. See essential. Unabridged
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inherent (ɪnˈhɪərənt, -ˈhɛr-)
existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic

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Word Origin & History

1578, from L. inhærentem (nom. inhærens), prp. of inhærere "be closely connected with, adhere to," from in- "in" + hærere "to stick" (see hesitation).
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inherent in·her·ent (ĭn-hēr'ənt, -hěr'-)
Occurring as a natural part or consequence.

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Example sentences
The concept that expatriation is a natural and inherent right of the individual
  was not recognized under the common law.
But from a strategic point of view, intolerance has inherent limits.
We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work
  of art.
See the dangers inherent in living between active volcanoes and a
  methane-infused lake bed in this interactive graphic.
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