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INNATE

1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. 2. Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive. "There is an innate easy in each man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the general notions of good and evil." (South) "Men would not be guilty if they did not carry in their mind general notions of morality,innate and written in divine letters." (Fleming (Origen)) "If I could only show,as I hope I shall . . . How men, hardly by the use of their natural faculties, may achieve to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty without any such original notions or principles." (Locke) 3. Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther. Innate ideas, ideas, as of God, immortality, right and incorrect, supposed by some to be inherent in the mind, as a priori principles of knowledge. Origin: L. Innatus; pref. In- in + natus born, p.p. Of nasci to be born. See Native. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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