• (adj): Belonging to a thing by its very nature.
    Example: "Form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
    Synonyms: intrinsical
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on intrinsic:

Intrinsic And Extrinsic Properties
... An intrinsic property is an essential or inherent property of a system or of a material itself or within ... Intrinsic properties are dependent mainly on the chemical composition or structure of the material ... For example, density is a physical intrinsic property of any physical object, whereas weight is an extrinsic property that varies depending on the strength of the ...
Camera Resectioning - Parameters of Camera Model - Intrinsic Parameters
... The intrinsic matrix containing 5 intrinsic parameters ... Nonlinear intrinsic parameters such as lens distortion are also important although they cannot be included in the linear camera model described by the intrinsic ... Many modern camera calibration algorithms estimate these intrinsic parameters as well ...
Silver Center Cent - Origins
... the early years of the American republic, there was a general consensus that the intrinsic bullion value of the new nation's coinage should be approximately equal to its face value ... Such a weight, needed to maintain intrinsic value, would have been too heavy for practical everyday use ... which consisted of enough silver to generate an intrinsic value of one cent with a reasonable coin size ...
Lipid Bilayer Mechanics - Curvature
... which structure a given lipid forms is its shape (i.e.- its intrinsic curvature) ... Intrinsic curvature is defined by the ratio of the diameter of the head group to that of the tail group ... For two-tailed PC lipids, this ratio is nearly one so the intrinsic curvature is nearly zero ...
Life Stance - Values and Purposes
... Further information Intrinsic value (ethics)#Life stances and intrinsic value Different life stances differ in what they hold as intrinsic values and purposes ... What is held as intrinsic value and purpose may differ substantially between individuals regarding themselves as belonging to the same life stance ...

More definitions of "intrinsic":

  • (adj): Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts.
    Example: "Intrinsic muscles"

Famous quotes containing the word intrinsic:

    Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand—a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods—or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)

    There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is ... the labour of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.
    Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    The truth is that literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it to be. Response to it is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life.
    Vance Palmer (1885–1959)