[ih-neyt, in-eyt] /ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪt/
existing in one from birth; inborn; native:
innate musical talent.
inherent in the essential character of something:
an innate defect in the hypothesis.
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.
existing in a person or animal from birth; congenital; inborn
being an essential part of the character of a person or thing
instinctive; not learned: innate capacities
(botany) (of anthers) joined to the filament by the base only
(in rationalist philosophy) (of ideas) present in the mind before any experience and knowable by pure reason
early 15c., from Late Latin innatus “inborn,” past participle of innasci “to be born in, originate in,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + nasci “to be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related: Innately.
innate in·nate (ĭ-nāt’, ĭn’āt’)
Possessed at birth; inborn.
noun, Psycholinguistics. 1. the theory that humans are biologically equipped with a knowledge of certain universal elements of language structure that is brought into play in the course of native-language acquisition.
[in] /ɪn/ preposition 1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park. 2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn. 3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in […]
- Innate releasing mechanism
noun 1. (psychol) the process by which a stimulus evokes a response when the connection between the two is inborn IRM
[in-er] /ˈɪn ər/ adjective 1. situated within or farther within; interior: an inner door. 2. more intimate, private, or secret: the inner workings of the organization. 3. of or relating to the mind or spirit; mental; spiritual: the inner life. 4. not obvious; hidden or obscure: an inner meaning. /ˈɪnə/ adjective (prenominal) 1. being or […]