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Definition of Intrinsic

Intrinsic

  1. Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; -- opposed to extrinsic; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person.
  2. Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic.
  3. A genuine quality.

Intrinsic Quotations

If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.
Jon Meacham

Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
Pope Benedict XVI

In an efficient market, at any point in time, the actual price of a security will be a good estimate of its intrinsic value.
Eugene Fama

Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That's human nature.
Noam Chomsky

Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
Sydney Madwed
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Intrinsic Translations

intrinsic in German is wahr, wesentlich, eigentlich, inner
intrinsic in Norwegian is indre
intrinsic in Swedish is inre
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