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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They do at different points of proximity to the prototype of adjective or the prototype of adverb according to whether subject-relatedness is an intrinsic property or a lexical effect.
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.
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.
An intrinsic property of mesenchymal stem cells is their ability to differentiate into various somatic tissues," said Gregory Crescenzi, Marketing Manager, BD Biosciences.
An antioxidant capacity must be an intrinsic property derived from the natural constituents of a material, and not obtained by an adding an antioxidant or by components released by previous chemical or enzymatic treatments.
We're using an intrinsic property of nanotubes to develop a weapon that kills cancer.
Dunne spends considerable effort trying to make clear a distinction other scholars have drawn between "nature" and "property," but his discussion gets off on the wrong foot through conflating an essential property with an intrinsic property (p.
Tsonis then considers the physical universe and demonstrates how randomness is an intrinsic property of nature.
So it is, for instance, an intrinsic property of my life in the actual world that I am now in St.
It's very early and very basic research right now, but it opens up the idea that reprogramming is not just something we have to force cells to do, that it's an intrinsic property," says Andrew Rakeman, a scientific program manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in New York City who was not involved in the study.
There is no such relationship; modulus is an intrinsic property of the material.
Because the cosmological constant would exist even in the absence of matter or radiation, dark energy might be an intrinsic property of space itself.

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