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    In·trin·sic
    /inˈtrinzik/

    adjective

    • 1. belonging naturally; essential: "access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life"
  2. in· trin· sic in-ˈtrin-zik -ˈtrin (t)-sik 1 : originating or due to causes or factors within a body, organ, or part intrinsic asthma 2 : originating and included wholly within an organ or partused especially of certain muscles the cricothyroid is an intrinsic muscle of the larynx compare extrinsic sense 2 Legal Definition intrinsic adjective

  3. belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of a gold ring. Anatomy. (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part. COMPARE MEANINGS inherent intrinsic Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.

  4. intrinsic adjective uk / ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk / us 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 family finances. Graduates are attracted to jobs that have intrinsic interest. intrinsically

  5. intrinsic ( ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk) or intrinsical adj 1. of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent 2. (Anatomy) anatomy situated within or peculiar to a part: intrinsic muscles. [C15: from Late Latin intrinsecus from Latin, inwardly, from intrā within + secus alongside; related to sequī to follow] inˈtrinsically adv

  6. intrinsic adjective uk / ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk / us 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 family finances. Graduates are attracted to jobs that have intrinsic interest. intrinsically

  7. situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts “ intrinsic muscles” Synonyms: internal happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface Think you’ve got a good vocabulary? Take our quiz. ASSESSMENT: 100 POINTS explicable means : knowledgeable extinguishable approachable understandable

  8. Definition of intrinsic as in inherent being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing the question of whether people have an intrinsic sense of right and wrong Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance inherent integral essential innate natural constitutional inborn constitutive hereditary inner indigenous fundamental inherited ingrained native

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