intrinsic


intrinsic
01. Aggressive behavior seems to be [intrinsic] in dogs when they are in packs.
02. Gold has no [intrinsic] worth; it only gains value through people's desire for it.
03. His [intrinsic] drive to succeed has helped him more than his actual abilities.
04. He seems to think that classical music is [intrinsically] better than popular music, but I disagree.
05. Vocabulary development is an [intrinsic] part of the curriculum of this ESL program.
06. Dishonesty and manipulation seem to have become [intrinsic] features of our political system.
07. I believe that people are [intrinsically] good, but may become bad due to a difficult childhood.
08. The comments he made were totally [extrinsic] to the discussion at hand.
09. John Barth once noted that nothing is [intrinsically] valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people.
10. Investigators believe some kind of [intrinsic] design fault caused the accident.
11. Commercialism has become an [intrinsic] part of modern professional sports.
12. South Africa's Desmond Tutu once stated, "We don't want apartheid liberalized. We want it dismantled. You can't improve something that is [intrinsically] evil."
13. Ellen Galinsky once observed that there is nothing [intrinsically] better about a child who happily bounces off to school the first day, and a child who is wary, watchful, and takes a longer time to separate from his parents, and join the group.
14. Aaron Ben-Ze'Ev once suggested that both gossip and joking are [intrinsically] valuable activities. Both are essentially social activities that strengthen interpersonal bonds.

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  • Intrinsic — In*trin sic ([i^]n*tr[i^]n s[i^]k), a. [L. intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. intrins[ e]que. See {Inter }, {Second}, and cf. {Extrinsic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inward; internal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrinsic — in·trin·sic /in trin zik, sik/ adj: belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intrinsic …   Law dictionary

  • intrinsic — UK US /ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk/ adjective ► being an extremely important and basic characteristic of a person or thing: intrinsic to sth »Design is intrinsic to every product. an intrinsic part/element of sth »Stay at home mothers are an intrinsic part of the …   Financial and business terms

  • intrinsic — means ‘inherent, essential, belonging naturally’ and is the opposite of extrinsic: • The study of portraits on coins is…as much about the political factors that influenced them as about their intrinsic or moral interest A. Burnett, 1991. See… …   Modern English usage

  • Intrinsic — In*trin sic, n. A genuine quality. [Obs.] Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrinsic — late 15c., interior, inward, internal, from M.Fr. intrinsèque inner (13c.), from M.L. intrinsecus interior, internal, from L. intrinsecus (adv.) inwardly, on the inside, from intra within (see INTRA (Cf. intra )) + secus alongside, originally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • intrinsic — inherent, ingrained, constitutional, essential Analogous words: inner, inward, internal, interior, inside, intestine: innate, inborn, inbred, congenital: natural, normal, typical, *regular Antonyms: extrinsic Contrasted words: *outer, outward,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intrinsic —  Intrinsic  Беспримесный (собственный)   Полупроводник, в котором можно пренебречь влиянием примесей при данной температуре. Для полупроводников характерно наличие не очень широкой запрещенной зоны в энергетической диаграмме. При T=0оК у… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • intrinsic — [adj] basic, inborn built in, central, congenital, connate, constitutional, constitutive, deep seated, elemental, essential, fundamental, genuine, hereditary, inbred, indwelling, inherent, inmost, innate, intimate, material, native, natural,… …   New thesaurus

  • intrinsic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging to the basic nature of someone or something; essential. DERIVATIVES intrinsically adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «interior, inner»: from Latin intrinsecus inwardly, inwards …   English terms dictionary

  • intrinsic — [in trin′sik, in trin′zik] adj. [LME intrinsique < MFr intrinsèque < LL intrinsecus, inward < L, inwardly < intra , within (see INTRA ) + secus, following: see EXTRINSIC] 1. belonging to the real nature of a thing; not dependent on… …   English World dictionary