inherence

/ɪnˈhɪərəns/ (say in'hearruhns)

noun
1. the state or fact of inhering or being inherent.
2. Philosophy the relation of an attribute to its subject.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • inhérence — [ inerɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1377; lat. scolast. inhærentia, de inhærere→ inhérent 1 ♦ Caractère inhérent. L inhérence entre deux choses. « L inhérence de la technicité aux objets techniques » (G. Simondon ). 2 ♦ Philos. Caractère de ce qui est inhérent.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inherence — In*her ence, Inherency In*her en*cy, n. [Cf. F. inh[ e]rence.] The state of inhering; permanent existence in something; innateness; inseparable and essential connection. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inherence — refers to Empedocles idea that the qualities of matter come from the relative proportions of each of the four elements entering into a thing. The idea was further developed by Socrates and Aristotle.That Socrates accepted (or at least did not… …   Wikipedia

  • inherence — index characteristic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inherence — 1570s, from M.L. inhaerentia, from inhaerentem (see INHERENT (Cf. inherent)). Related: Inherency (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inherence — [in hir′əns, inher′əns] n. [ME inhaerentia] 1. the fact or state of inhering or being inherent 2. Philos. the relation of an attribute to its subject …   English World dictionary

  • INHÉRENCE — s. f. T. de Philosophie. Il se dit de L union des choses inséparables par leur nature, ou qui ne peuvent être séparées que mentalement et par abstraction. L inhérence de l accident à la substance …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • INHÉRENCE — n. f. T. didactique Union des choses inséparables par leur nature, qui ne peuvent être séparées que mentalement et par abstraction. L’inhérence de l’accident à la substance …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • inhérence — (i né ran s ) s. f. Qualité de ce qui est inhérent. L inhérence de l accident à la substance. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Inhérent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inherence — noun the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic the inherence of polysemy in human language • Syn: ↑inherency • Derivationally related forms: ↑inherent, ↑inhere • Hypernyms: ↑presence …   Useful english dictionary

  • inherence — noun Date: 1577 the quality, state, or fact of inhering …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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