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- intrinsick (obsolete)
- Innate, inherent, inseparable from the thing itself, essential.
- Synonyms: essential, inherent, innate, proper to
- Antonym: extrinsic
- the intrinsic value of gold or silver
- the intrinsic merit of an action
- (Can we find and add a quotation of I. Taylor to this entry?)
- He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement.
- (anatomy, of a body part) Situated, produced, secreted in, or coming from inside an organ, tissue, muscle or member.
situated or produced inside an organ
intrinsic (plural intrinsics)
- (computing, programming) A built-in function that is implemented directly by the compiler, without any intermediate call to a library.
- (video games) An ability possessed by a character and not requiring any external equipment.
- You can acquire the fire-resistance intrinsic by eating dragon meat.
- intrinsic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- intrinsic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Intrinsic and extrinsic properties on Wikipedia.Wikipedia