innate innate  /ɪ ˈneɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not established by conditioning or learning
  2. (adj) being talented through inherited qualities
  3. (adj) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

Usage(s):

  • The innate ability of a deer to outrun most predators allows it a defense mechanism.

News

  1. Females fend off gut diseases -- at least among mice

    At least among mice, females have innate protection from certain digestive conditions, according to a new study. While it's tricky to draw conclusions for human health, the findings could eventually help scientists better understand and treat the millions of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Females fend off gut diseases

    ( Michigan State University ) At least among mice, females have innate protection from certain digestive conditions, according to a new Michigan State University study.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. Craig said: "M's gorgeous. All men have thought about her at least once in their lives. The great thing about Judi Dench is that she's the matriarch of British film. She has an innate power about her. And yes, Bond needs a woman like M to contain...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Daniel Craig Source: Times Online

  2. "I'd like to see him come back," Yankees pitching coach Ron Guidry said. "He understands the game, but he has an innate ability to keep a team together. Because where we were in May, a lot of teams might have quit."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Ron Guidry Source: Forbes

  3. "Las Vegas specializes in shining the spotlight on outstanding performers," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "It's innate energy offers an exciting setting for our celebration of excellence."
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Gary Bettman Source: USA Today

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