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Essence, mechanism, or property that may not be evident from what is visible but underlies it and has to be inferred.

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Tom was ecstatic that he had dialed the customer service number that connected him with a live person, and bypassed the absurd hold times that were inherent to most other phone services.
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Pawn shops usually bring in professionals who know about certain subjects, so they can discover the inherent value before they make an offer on the object.
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The inherent idea behind a bank is that they provide services for their members, and that has significantly changed over the years.
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