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Intrinsic


INTRIN'SIC

INTRIN'SICAL, adjective [Latin intrinsecus; intra and secus.]

1. Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not apparent or accidental; as the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person.

2. Intimate; closely familiar.