Definition of intrinsic:
- A genuine quality.
- Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; - opposed to extrinsic.
- 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.
indispensable, start, congenital, inborn, be, native, constitutional, infixed, internal, innate, intimate, inbred, natural, indwelling, essential, inbuilt, built-in, inner, integral, intrinsical, inherent, inhering, connatural, immanent, inwrought, indigenous.
- intrinsic (part of speech: adjective)
- inward (part of speech: adjective)
- "Thaddeus of Warsaw", Jane Porter.
- "History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718", Thomas Carlyle.
Yet it became such not because of its intrinsic authority as a judgment, so much as on account of its orderly and scientific statement of a whole body of law of a kind that the people needed and for the origin of which- whether at Rome or London- they cared little, so long as it had been accepted by the highest judicial authority in the realm.- "The American Judiciary", Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD.