in·​her·​ence in-ˈher-ən(t)s How to pronounce inherence (audio)
-ˈhir- How to pronounce inherence (audio)
: the quality, state, or fact of inhering

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inherence was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Inherence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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