inheritance

US [ɪnˈherɪt(ə)ns]
UK [ɪn'herɪt(ə)ns]
  • n.继承;继承物(如金钱、财产等);遗产;遗传特征
  • Web继承性;继承关系;继承权
Plural Form:inheritances  
inheritance
n.
1.
[c][u]
继承物(如金钱、财产等);遗产;继承the money, property, etc. that you receive from sb when they die; the fact of receiving sth when sb dies
She spent all her inheritance in a year.
她在一年之内花光了所有继承的遗产。
The title passes by inheritance to the eldest son.
这一头衔按世袭传给长子。
2.
[u][c][ususing]
遗传特征;遗产something from the past or from your family that affects the way you behave, look, etc.
our cultural inheritance
我们的文化遗产
Physical characteristics are determined by genetic inheritance.
身体的特征取决于基因遗传。