in·​her·​ence | \ in-ˈher-ən(t)s How to pronounce inherence (audio) also -ˈhir- How to pronounce inherence (audio) \

Definition of inherence

: the quality, state, or fact of inhering

Examples of inherence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the app that delivers the one-time code needed to authenticate the user login is on a smartphone, specifically a smartphone requiring facial or fingerprint recognition to access the app itself, then inherence is also present. Davey Winder, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of inherence

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inherence was in 1577

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“Inherence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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