/ In5hIErEnt, -5her-; In`hIrEnt, -`hZr-/ adj ~ (in sb/sth) existing as a natural or permanent feature or quality of sb/sth 内在的; 固有的; 本来的: an inherent distrust of foreigners 天生对外国人的不信任 * an inherent weakness in a design 设计本身存在的弱点 * the power inherent in the office of President 总统任内固有的权力. > inherently adv: a design which is inherently weak 有内在缺陷的设计.