Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “inherent”

inherent

adjective     /ɪnˈherənt/
existing as a natural and basic part of something: The desire for freedom is inherent in all people.Essential or necessary
inherently adverb There's nothing inherently wrong with his ideas.
(Definition of inherent adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “inherent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More