intrinsic property

intrinsic property

[in′trin·sik ′präp·ərd·ē]
(mathematics)
For a curve, a property that can be stated without reference to the coordinate system.
For a surface, a property that can be stated without reference to the surrounding space.
(solid-state physics)
A property of a substance that is not seriously affected by impurities or imperfections in the crystal structure.
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Although human mortality is an undisputed fact of life, the researchers' work presents a mathematical equation that expresses why aging is an "incontrovertible truth" and "an intrinsic property of being multicellular," Nelson said.
An atom's spin, like its charge, is an intrinsic property of atomic nuclei, and the PICO bubble chamber exploits that fact by using a fluid component - fluoride - with a relatively large nuclear spin.
Its healing power is said to be an intrinsic property of the wood itself, created when the cross was in physical contact with the body of Christ and stained with his blood, sweat, and tears,' church-run Radyo Veritas said in a news release.
The former is an intrinsic property, while the latter is an extrinsic property.
He explains that the phenomenon arises from a blocking of the dislocation motions that mediate deformation processes, rather than some anomaly in the elastic modulus or some other intrinsic property.
That is, we shall allow for the possibility that this more diminutive "action" is an intrinsic property of the fabric of spacetime; the size of the gravitational quanta being always scaled in terms of [e.
Benefitting from the intrinsic property of efficient directional electron transport, these structures will reduce charge recombination and hence could lead to improved performance.
One remains therefore incurably ignorant about the intrinsic property of things in themselves.
The team revealed that the local magnetic fluctuations, or spin fluctuations, an intrinsic property of Titanium-Vanadium (Ti-V) alloys, influence superconductivity in a way that is more widespread than previously thought.
Instead of viewing autonomy as an intrinsic property of an unmanned vehicle in isolation, the design and operation of autonomous systems needs to be considered in terms of human-system collaboration.
Mueller and colleagues concluded that these stem cells have some intrinsic property that determines their fate from the start.
The CGPM also noted, "The kelvin is currently defined in terms of an intrinsic property of water that, while being an invariant of nature, in practice depends on the purity and isotopic composition of the water used.

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