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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That, combined with CMCs' intrinsic property to be tailored as composites, make the material suitable for high-performance engineering applications, especially in aerospace and defense industries.
"The intrinsic property value alone of these five buildings in the heart of Harcourt Street in central Dublin underpins the future of this project."
Using IDAS2, pharmaceutical scientists can rapidly evaluate two fundamental properties of a finished drug product (tablet, capsule, etc) simultaneously, the rate of dissolution, which is determined by the formulation and/or the manufacturing process used to incorporate the active pharmaceutical ingredient into a solid dosage form; and the rate of permeation of the dissolved drug substance across a human intestinal cell monolayer, an intrinsic property of the active pharmaceutical ingredient.
Using the company's IDAS2, pharmaceutical scientists can evaluate two fundamental properties of a finished drug product (tablet, capsule, etc) simultaneously: the rate of dissolution is determined by the formulation and/or the manufacturing process used to incorporate the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) into a solid dosage form; and the rate of permeation of the dissolved drug substance across a human intestinal cell monolayer, which is an intrinsic property of the API.
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. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
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.sup.2]/c.

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