1 not established by conditioning or learning; "an unconditioned reflex" [syn: unconditioned, unlearned] [ant: conditioned]
2 being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent" [syn: natural, born(p), innate(p)]
3 present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development [syn: congenital, inborn, inherent]
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- To cause to exist; to call into being.
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Intrinsic describes a characteristic or property of some thing or action which is essential and specific to that thing or action, and which is wholly independent of any other object, action or consequence. A characteristic which is not essential or inherent is extrinsic.
For example in biology, intrinsic effects originate from "inside" an organism or cell, such as an autoimmune disease or intrinsic immunity.
More specific uses of the concepts can be found:
innate in German: Extrinsisch
innate in French: Inné
innate in Japanese: 生得的
innate in Urdu: خلقی
atavistic, automatic, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep-seated, elemental, essential, genetic, genic, hereditary, impulsive, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, inherited, instinctive, instinctual, intrinsic, involuntary, libidinal, matroclinous, native, native to, natural, natural to, normal, organic, patrimonial, patroclinous, physical, primal, regular, spontaneous, standard, subliminal, temperamental, typical, unacquired, unconscious, unlearned