intrinsically intrinsically  /ɪn ˈtrɪn sɪ kə li/


  • (adv) with respect to its inherent nature



  1. The question of using stem cells for research is intrinsically scientific, and yet has become the political cause du jour in Washington.
  2. Quantum theory describes the universe as intrinsically discontinuous: energy, for example, can come in bits just so small, but no smaller.
  3. Moreover, concrete has some properties that make it intrinsically energy-efficient when used in buildings.


  1. How to stop a trunk and start a tail? The leg has the key

    ( Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia ) One of the most remarkable anatomical differences among vertebrate bodies is the relative size of their neck, trunk and tail. In the latest issue of the journal Developmental Cell, Moisés Mallo and his group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, showed that the trunk to tail transition is intrinsically associated with the induction of the legs and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. The Design School That Sold Me on Detroit's Future

    The College for Creative Studies has been intrinsically linked with Motor City for more than a century. Today, it helps contribute to the town's status as an underrated innovation hub.        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  3. School board responds to evaluation concerns

    Despite the controversy and protests sparked by the Douglas County School District’s new teacher evaluations, board president John Carson doesn’t believe the program is intrinsically flawed.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Castle Rock News-Press


  1. "The future of our game is intrinsically linked to the quality of refereeing," said Blatter. "The new Referring Assistance Program is crucial for football. Today's decision to approve the implementation of this program is a milestone in the...
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Sepp Blatter Source: USA Today

  2. It quoted Pope John Paul II: "No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which intrinsically illicit."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Pope John Paul II Source:

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