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- 1. built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral, intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical
- usage: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
- 2. implicit in(predicate), inherent, underlying, implicit (vs. explicit), inexplicit
- usage: in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"
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