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Definition of Intrinsic

Intrinsic
Intrinsic In*trin"sic ([i^]n*tr[i^]n"s[i^]k), a. [L. intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. intrins[`e]que. See Inter-, Second, and cf. Extrinsic.] 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. He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement. --I. Taylor. 2. (Anat.) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic. Intrinsic energy of a body (Physics), the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of energy from without. Intrinsic equation of a curve (Geom.), the equation which expresses the relation which the length of a curve, measured from a given point of it, to a movable point, has to the angle which the tangent to the curve at the movable point makes with a fixed line. Intrinsic value. See the Note under Value, n. Syn: Inherent; innate; natural; real; genuine.
Intrinsic
Intrinsic In*trin"sic, n. A genuine quality. [Obs.] --Warburton.

Meaning of Intrinsic from wikipedia

- In science and engineering, an intrinsic property is a property of a specified subject that exists itself or within the subject. An extrinsic property...
- In computer software, in compiler theory, an intrinsic function (or built-in function) is a function (subroutine) available for use in a given programming...
- Intrinsic factor (IF), also known as gastric intrinsic factor (GIF), is a glycoprotein produced by the parietal cells (in humans) or chief cells (in rodents)...
- In ethics, intrinsic value is a property of anything that is valuable on its own. Intrinsic value is in contrast to instrumental value (also known as extrinsic...
- Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy, electrical and thermal...
- explicit reference to conscious mental states. Motivation may be either intrinsic, if the activity is desired because it is inherently interesting or enjoyable...
- An intrinsic (pure) semiconductor, also called an undoped semiconductor or i-type semiconductor, is a pure semiconductor without any significant dopant...
- In finance, the intrinsic value of an ****et usually refers to a value calculated on simplified ****umptions. For example, the intrinsic value of an option...
- Intrinsic, or rho-independent termination, is a process in prokaryotes to signal the end of transcription and release the newly constructed RNA molecule...
- Intrinsic value may refer to: Intrinsic value (finance), of an option or stock Intrinsic value (numismatics), of a coin Intrinsic theory of value, an...