innate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (i-nāt', in'āt), [key]
— adj.
  1. existing in one from birth; inborn; native: innate musical talent.
  2. inherent in the essential character of something: an innate defect in the hypothesis.
  3. originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience: an innate knowledge of good and evil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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