I read the definition of 本能:

ほん-のう [1][0] 本能 (1)生まれつきもっている性質や能力。特に,性質や能力のうち,非理性的で感覚的なものをいう。

I understand the 生まれつきもっている性質や能力 part as "Qualities and abilities" x holds naturally. But I don't understand the second part, especially the function of うち there. This is not the same thing as うちに so I am not sure.

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    "Especially, among (such innate) qualities and abilities, (it) refers to non-reasonable and intuitive ones."
    – naruto
    Commented Feb 3, 2022 at 16:06


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