Meaning of intrinsic

in•trin•sic

Pronunciation: (in-trin'sik, -zik), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of a gold ring.
  2. (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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