What does the word intrinsic mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Intrinsically.

Usage examples for intrinsic

  1. The interest of the events above described lies, not in their intrinsic importance, but in the signal proof which they afford of Buonaparte's wondrous endowments of mind and will. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. In solitary meditation, in self- examination, and in prayer, we shall learn the intrinsic claims which Faith and Duty have upon reason and conscience. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  3. As it will, however, clearly appear that no commodity can possess fixed and intrinsic value, so as to qualify it for a measure of the value of other commodities, mankind are induced to select, as a practical measure of value, that which appears the least liable to any of these four sources of variations, which are the sole causes of alteration of value. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo