Intrinsic vs Tri - What's the difference?

intrinsic | tri |


As an adjective intrinsic

is innate, inherent, inseparable from the thing itself, essential.

As a noun intrinsic

is a built-in function that is implemented directly by the compiler, without any intermediate call to a library.

As a numeral tri is

three.

As a preposition tri is

through.

intrinsic

English

(Intrinsic and extrinsic properties)

Alternative forms

* intrinsick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Innate, inherent, inseparable from the thing itself, essential.
  • the intrinsic value of gold or silver
    the intrinsic merit of an action
  • * I. Taylor
  • He was better qualified than they to estimate justly the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and refinement.
  • Situated, produced, secreted in, or coming from inside an organ, tissue, muscle or member.
  • Antonyms

    * extrinsic

    Derived terms

    * * * * *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A built-in function that is implemented directly by the compiler, without any intermediate call to a library.
  • An ability possessed by a character and not requiring any external equipment.
  • You can acquire the fire-resistance intrinsic by eating dragon meat.

    tri

    English

    Noun

  • (chiefly, attributive) triathlon
  • a tri bike
    a tri suit
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