Meaning of inherent

in•her•ent

Pronunciation: (in-hēr'unt, -her'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute: an inherent distrust of strangers.
  2. standing before a noun.
  3. inhering; infixed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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