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