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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: intrinsèque, from Late Latin intrinsecus


being part of the nature or character of someone or something:
the intrinsic interest of the subject
intrinsic nature/quality/value/property of something
There is nothing in the intrinsic nature of the work that makes it more suitable for women.
intrinsic to
Flexibility is intrinsic to creative management.
intrinsically adverb:
Science is seen as intrinsically good.

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