• WordNet 3.6
    • adj intrinsic situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts "intrinsic muscles"
    • adj intrinsic belonging to a thing by its very nature "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intrinsic A genuine quality.
    • Intrinsic (Anat) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic.
    • Intrinsic 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. "He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intrinsic Being within; penetrating inward; intimate; familiar; intestine; domestic.
    • intrinsic Hence—2. Pertaining to the inner or essential nature; intimately characterizing; inherent; essential; genuine; belonging to the subject in its very existence: as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action.
    • intrinsic In Scots law, intimately connected with the point at issue: applied to circumstances sworn to by a party on an oath of reference that make part of the evidence afforded by the oath, and cannot be separated from it.
    • intrinsic In anatomy, applied to those muscles of the limbs which take origin within the anatomical limits of the limb, such limits including the pectoral and pelvic arches.
    • intrinsic Synonyms Interior, Inward, etc. See inner.
    • n intrinsic A genuine or essential quality.
    • intrinsic In pathology, pertaining to the internal parts or to the structures proper of an organ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Intrinsic in-trin′sik inward: genuine: inherent: essential, belonging to the point at issue:
    • p.adj Intrinsic in-trin′sik (anat.) applied to those muscles of the limbs entirely contained within the anatomical limits of the limb
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intrinsecus, inward, on the inside; intra, within + secus, otherwise, beside; akin to E. second,: cf. F. intrinsèque,. See Inter- Second, and cf. Extrinsic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. intrinsecusintra, within, secus, following.


In literature:

We are not to judge of writings by their authors, but by their intrinsic value.
"Some Christian Convictions" by Henry Sloane Coffin
The music of the earlier portion of the first scene is not of the same intrinsic quality, nor need it be.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
Since that day of his first visit to the Certina factory, Hal's standards had undergone an intrinsic but unconscious alteration.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
What more intrinsic claim has the story of the Exodus than of the Deluge, to belief?
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
There is knowledge of intrinsic value; knowledge of quasi-intrinsic value; and knowledge of conventional value.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Perhaps antique; perhaps not; but of little intrinsic value.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
But its real intrinsic value was quite beyond his comprehension.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
I do not mention money, because Rhodes did not care for money intrinsically.
"Cecil Rhodes" by Princess Catherine Radziwill
I cannot consent to pay for a privilege where I have intrinsic right.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Her book is quite a sign of the times and has otherwise and intrinsically considerable power.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Or is it something intrinsic to the man in his renewed state, something internal, something inside of him?
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Its current value is said to be about fifteen, and its intrinsic about twelve pence, or five Madras fanams.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
It deserves to live for its intrinsic merits.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
There is, indeed, one point of view, in which these productions are deeply and intrinsically interesting.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)" by Thomas Moore
It had no intrinsic value, and the fellow would not even accept it.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
In truth the value of spiritual life is intrinsic and centred at every point.
"Winds Of Doctrine" by George Santayana
It had intrinsic value, for it was redeemable in anything the Indian had to give, from his skill in the chase to his squaw.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
The importance of the equality of abstractive sets arises from the assumption that the intrinsic characters of the two sets are identical.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
This, unhappily, is not intrinsically improbable.
"The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey--Vol. 1" by Thomas de Quincey
An otherwise reckless youth, he acquired an intrinsic value through the practice of this habit.
"The Field of Clover" by Laurence Housman

In poetry:

To solve the problems of the air,
The secrets of the deep,
Are all intrinsic subjects
And worthy of our keep.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
By it they stand, by it they fall,
What e'er the ambiguities,
They look to its intrinsic call,
For metes and bounds efficiencies.
"The Deed Vs. Assessment Rolls" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who never knew what he should do;
So he tore off his hair,
And behaved like a bear,
That intrinsic Old Man of Peru.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Peru" by Edward Lear
The guilt that pardon did divorce,
From legal threat'nings drew its force:
But sin's desert that lodges still,
Is drawn from sin's intrinsic ill.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Music intrinsic to world-class cities.
The Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept (FISCO) provides the live working benefits of Intrinsic Safety (IS) without many of the limitations associated with the intrinsic safety (IS) entity techniques.
Intrinsic Bioprobes Enters $1.27M Contract with NCI for Detection of Low-Abundance, Cancer-Related Proteins.
The Power of Intrinsic Rewards.
Was Larry Summers Right About ' Intrinsic Aptitude'.
MS Admits It Needed More Intrinsic Security.
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Beamex's Intrinsically Safe Calibrators Receive CSA Certification.
An Intrinsically Evil Blogging Act.
Intrinsically safe installations lose that status if you don't separate intrinsically safe conductors from nonintrinsically safe conductors.
Buster Posey has the statistical prowess, defensive value and intrinsic leadership qualities of an MVP.
"The Verde Valley is an intrinsic part of what PUSCIFER is," explains Keenan.
Some are even intrinsically involved in the creation process and work in the labs when choosing accords and notes.
Material with intrinsic microporosity would be teamed with catalyst.
There always seems to be something of an inverted scale when it comes to "market price" versus "intrinsic value".

In science:

Several of the QSOs at high redshift are known to be gravitationally lensed; in these cases, both observed and the intrinsic CO luminosities are plotted.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
For gravitationally lensed QSOs, L′ CO is plotted in terms of both the observed value and the intrinsic value.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Such trapping would thus be an intrinsically non-equilibrium effect, and a dynamical theory is required to describe it.
Random Heteropolymer Dynamics
We can argue that such quantities ought to be independent of y , which implies that there is no intrinsic rest-mass variation.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
However, γ is in this case nonzero and arises from the intrinsic dynamics of the system.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
In terms intrinsic to B: BH is a totally geodesic hypersurface of B and any such hypersurface is of this form.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The measured spatial resolution of a pixel plane is the difference between the reconstructed pixel position xp and the track position xT , known with an accuracy of about 2 µm, limited by multiple Coulomb scattering from the material in the telescope and the intrinsic hit resolution of the various tracking stations.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
In reshuffle() the user–given sequence of the input flavours is changed to an intrinsic standard.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
One suspects however, that “time” is really the order in which one discovers facts about the system rather than anything more intrinsic.
Physics with exotic probability theory
However, as explained in the previous intrinsic classification, these two cases correspond the same symmetry group but with opposite signs ǫc .
A Classification of Non-Hermitian Random Matrices
The histograms have NOT been corrected for the different selection functions intrinsic to each algorithm.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
This is a way to fit these ob jects into natural intrinsic equivalence classes, the arc components of the uniform structure under consideration.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
In the present system, the spin gap state in the pure system is intrinsic.
Random Magnetism in $S=1/2$ Heisenberg Chains with Bond Alternation and Randomness on the Strong Bonds
Equation (6.1) shows that the Euler-Poincar´e characteristic of a bond configuration depends only on homotopy equivalence classes of ob jects and as such, it is an intrinsic property which provides a distinguished signature of its topological features.
Euler-Poincare' Characteristic and Phase Transition in the Potts Model
These limitations are intrinsic to the problem and the Arnoldi routine for finding the lowest eigenvalue of the matrix H.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics