/ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/
existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute:
an inherent distrust of strangers.
standing before a noun.
), present participle of
innate, native, inbred, ingrained. See
existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
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in·her·ent (ĭn-hēr'ənt, -hěr'-)
Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
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As public spaces transformed into collective stories, memorials are inherently controversial.
Much of what wood floors require is inherently non-toxic because it doesn't involve any cleaning products.
So too, they found objects more similar to inherently masculine words if the object names were masculine.
Compared with grains, tubers are inherently more productive.
For thousands of years, we've seen ourselves as inherently selfish creatures, driven by our genes to maximize pleasure.
Most people outside the farming industry do not realize that no-till farming is inherently.
Sending students to study overseas is an inherently risky proposition.
Others shrug that playing with an enormous predator is inherently risky.
Alternatively, the findings may suggest that the red giants simply started off their lives as stars inherently less rich in metal.
The idea of patents on genes is still inherently counterintuitive to some people.
These different forms of an element-called isotopes-are inherently stable or unstable.
College football is an inherently violent sport, but rarely does that brutality extend to the team's mascots.
Reform of public-sector pensions is inherently difficult.
The idea to try and build a perfect robotic version of a human is inherently flawed.
Direct observations of wind speeds are inherently problematic.
Federal stimulus packages are inherently flawed and doomed for failure.
Particle accelerator experiments inherently throw up what physicists call statistical fluctuations.
The problem with predicting revolutions is that they are inherently unpredictable.
Fierce storms and unpredictable weather are not the only dangers plaguing this inherently perilous profession.
There seems to be something inherently pleasurable about ingesting food that contains calories.
Cars that actively try to change a driver's behavior inherently run the risk of making a fast enemy of the driver.
People are inherently no better or worse today than at any time in history.
IT is inevitably true that any food column will inherently reflect the taste and cravings of the author.
Achievements and leveling in games are inherently social, as they offer bragging rights and a way to compare progress to others.
Critics of computer-aided proof claim that this impracticability means that such proofs are inherently flawed.
But experts say bull sharks aren't inherently violent toward humans, and in some environments are even docile.
So, the claim that the planets travel in circular orbits wasn't an inherently unscientific claim.
But being commonplace does not mean they are inherently safe to use.
Second, e-mail is inherently inferior to paper mail.
Such things are easily done when the work is inherently interesting.
Moreover, there is nothing inherently wrong in designing a trial to develop a drug that makes money.
He is under pressure from patient groups that favor the research and opponents who feel the work is inherently unethical.
The first-that it is inherently unverifiable-is incorrect.
Ideas are not discussed, evidence is discussed, because ideas are inherently biased.
It's important to remember that the technologies behind the channels aren't inherently bad.
Since they are applied retrospectively, windfall taxes are inherently unfair.
Silicon cells are easy to manufacture, dependable and efficient, but some researchers viewed them as inherently limited.
There is, of course, nothing inherently wrong with studying the history of human behaviour.
Companies market products, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that.
Editing photos on a tablet's larger screen is also inherently easier.
Surveys of self-selected respondents are inherently unreliable.
In fairness, he might also have mentioned that the quest was not inherently ridiculous.
The social realm, unlike the physical realm, is inherently laden with subjective meaning.
There's nothing inherently wrong with unions from a moral perspective.
They believe that birth is inherently safe and highly spiritual and that any attempt to make it safer is actually dangerous.
There is nothing inherently wrong with trying to make education fun, of course.
Punishment reaffirms society's values in the face of the challenge, and in this sense is inherently altruistic.
The victims are not inherently heroic, though others may try to make them so.
Water vapor wont have any climate effect because its concentration in our atmosphere is inherently limited.
And those economists who are prepared to express strong opinions on such inherently ambiguous questions command rapt attention.
So far, a handful of emerging-market firms have defied the conventional wisdom that conglomerates are inherently inefficient.
Being an adjunct doesn't mean you're automatically less qualified or somehow inherently unworthy.
The first is that mixing local politics and policing is an inherently bad idea.
Reality television, which is popular almost everywhere, is an inherently local genre.
First there's the inherently ridiculous contradiction-the recognition of absurdity is often funny.
There is nothing inherently important about any of its elements.
But you have to be an experimentalist when dealing with anything as inherently complicated as the human body.
And whereas the old drill-and-blast method was inherently a batch process, tunnel boring is continuous.
First, it is inherently difficult to measure progress in counterinsurgency warfare and nation-building efforts.
And certainly both policy makers and, you know, business leaders are inherently comfortable with dealing with uncertainty.
They are inherently slower than conventional transistors by orders of magnitude.
Systems will have to become self-managing and inherently resilient.
Statement as such and personal reference may well be looked upon as inherently relational concepts.
Moreover, several techniques are inherently unreliable, having traded speed and simplicity for accuracy.
But those companies were involved in investment banking, an inherently risky business.
Equities are inherently riskier than debt because you own a share of a company rather than the promise of a stream of payments.
There's nothing inherently wrong with debt, of course.
Nationalism is inherently isolationist-they don't want to spend resources abroad unless it's investment.
But that doesn't mean for-profit higher education is inherently bad.
Such systems are inherently limited by the imagination of the creator and the functionality of the libraries.
They are inherently amenable to the frictionless dissemination of information.
The city's bay-side paths, bucolic parks, vibrant neighborhoods are inherently romantic.
Hacking is also an inherently hands-on and active discipline.
Literary awards are inherently subjective, potentially corrupting, and oftentimes humiliating.
Unlike any single piece of print journalism, its borders are extremely porous and its truth inherently transitory.
Tyranny was inherently distasteful, but worse than that, dictatorship could deepen the opposition and aid the communist cause.
The current situation is inherently unfair by reason of the unevenness in the judgments reached.
But postulating such an ability means postulating something that is, in scientific terms, inherently incomprehensible.
It's an almost inherently negligible distance, five millimeters.
Fossil bones are wonderful for understanding anatomy, but they are inherently static.
Other scientists probing different parts of the brain's memory machinery are similarly finding that memory is inherently flexible.
Since an objective perspective is an oxymoron, any inquiry is inherently subjective to begin with.
One is inherently about bottom up process and the other is about top down order.
It's entirely understandable that you would reflexively see anything that falls outside of your narrow beliefs as inherently evil.
Democracy is held to be inherently prone to good order and peace.
The formula adheres to the cuticle's inherently rough edges.