1. belonging naturally to something, essential






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an intrinsic part of something

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Something which is 'intrinsic' is an adjective used to describe something essential comprising an important part of something else. "Good communication is intrinsic to our business model, without it we would fail." This is quite a formal expression used more in professional contexts than social circumstances. 

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  1. The Colosseum is an intrinsic part of the history of Rome.
  2. In sentencing, the judge was lenient on the defendant, stating his belief that the man was misguided rather than intrinsically evil.
  3. The intrinsic value of education is the ability it gives us to communicate with each other.  

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  1. Motivation can be categorised by extrinsic and intrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is linked to personal satisfaction and enjoyment.
  2. The new packaging is an intrinsic part of our marketing campaign to change customers perceptions of our brand.

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