WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
in•her•ent /ɪnˈhɪrənt, -ˈhɛr-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. existing as a permanent part or quality that cannot be taken out:Freedom of religion is an inherent part of the bill of rights.
in•her•ent•ly, adv.: inherently lazy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
in•her•ent  (in hērənt, -her-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute:an inherent distrust of strangers.
  2. Grammarstanding before a noun.
  3. inhering;
in•herent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin inhaerent- (stem of inhaerēns), present participle of inhaerēre to inhere; see -ent
  • 1570–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged innate, native, inbred, ingrained. See  essential. 

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inherent /ɪnˈhɪərənt -ˈhɛr-/ adj
  1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic

inˈherently adv

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