intrinsic intrinsic  /ɪn ˈtrɪn sɪk/


  1. (adj) belonging to a thing by its very nature
  2. (adj) situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts


  1. The intrinsic value of the proposition was not lost to the businessman and he simply grabbed at the offer.
  2. To acknowledge the intrinsic dignity of labor is the first step towards inclusive growth.
  3. Ethics are an intrinsic part of business.


  • Why Euro's Political Crisis May Be Permanent

    The euro is a unique example of an asset class with intrinsic investment features, at the same time ridden by quasi permanent spells of investor neurosis about its viability as a transaction currency and a reliable store of value.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "Although much work remains and more difficulties surely lie ahead, I remain confident that the American economy, with its great intrinsic vitality and aided by measures now available, will emerge from this period with renewed vigor," Bernanke said
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. "I'ma bit disappointed with France," Maradona said. "France is not having the best of times. The intrinsic value of the players in France should get them on a higher level. Spain, I think they will do well. The way Spain started, they were...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: AFP

  3. Sir David said: "Public Service Broadcasting, watched by a healthy number of viewers, with programmes financed in proportion to their intrinsic needs and not the size of the audience, can only effectively operate as a network. A network whose aim is...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: David Attenborough Source: Guide and Gazette

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