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Inherent vs. Inherited

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Inherentadjective

Naturally as part or consequence of something.

Inheritedverb

simple past tense and past participle of inherit

Inherentadjective

Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent right of men to life, liberty, and protection.

‘The sore disease which seems inherent in civilization.’;

Inheritedadjective

Obtained via an inheritance

‘inherited money’;

Inherentadjective

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;

‘the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity’; ‘a constitutional inability to tell the truth’;

Inheritedadjective

hereditary.

‘an inherited disease’;

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Inherentadjective

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

Inherited

tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; as, an inherited disease.

Inherentadjective

in the nature of something though not readily apparent;

‘shortcomings inherent in our approach’; ‘an underlying meaning’;

Inheritedadjective

tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity;

‘an inherited disease’; ‘familial traits’; ‘genetically transmitted features’;

Inherentadjective

existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute

‘any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers’;

Inherentadjective

vested in (someone) as a right or privilege.

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Inherentadjective

(of an adjective) having the same meaning in both attributive and predicative uses.

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