Intrinsic energy of a body(Physics), the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of energy from without.Intrinsic equation of a curve(Geom.), the equation which expresses the relation which the length of a curve, measured from a given point of it, to a movable point, has to the angle which the tangent to the curve at the movable point makes with a fixed line.Intrinsic value. See the Note under Value, n.

Syn. — Inherent; innate; natural; real; genuine.

(In*trin"sic), n. A genuine quality. [Obs.] Warburton.

(In*trin"sic*al) a. [Formerly written intrinsecal.]

1. Intrinsic.

2. Intimate; closely familiar. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.

(In*trin`si*cal"i*ty) n. The quality of being intrinsic; essentialness; genuineness; reality.

(In*trin"sic*al*ly) adv. Internally; in its nature; essentially; really; truly.

A lie is a thing absolutely and intrinsically evil.

(In*trin"sic*al*ness), n. The quality of being intrinsical; intrinsicality.

(In*trin"si*cate) a. Intricate. [Obs.] Shak.

(In"tro-) [L. intro, adv., inwardly, within. See Inter-.] A prefix signifying within, into, in, inward; as, introduce, introreception, introthoracic.

(In`tro*ces"sion) n. [L. introcedere, introcessum, to go in; intro within + cedere to go.] (Med.) A depression, or inward sinking of parts.

(In`tro*duce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Introduced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Introducing ] [L. introducere, introductum; intro within + ducere to lead. See Intro-, and Duke.]

Intriguer to Intuitive

(In*trigu"er) n. One who intrigues.

(In*trigu"er*y) n. Arts or practice of intrigue.

(In*trigu"ing*ly) adv. By means of, or in the manner of, intrigue.

(In*trinse") a. [See Intrinsic, and Intense.] Tightly drawn; or (perhaps) intricate. [Very rare]

Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain,
Which are too intrinse to unloose.

(In*trin"sic) a. [L. intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. intrinsèque. See Inter-, Second, and cf. Extrinsic.]

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

He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement.
I. Taylor.

2. (Anat.) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; — opposed to extrinsic.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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