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adjective formal intrinsic pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk/
  1. relating to the essential qualities or features of something or someone

    the intrinsic beauty of the Italian language

    intrinsic to:

    Providing good service is intrinsic to a successful business.

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 intrinsic pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtrɪnsɪkli/ adverb

He’s an intrinsically honest man.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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