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inclination


noun
1. an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others (Freq. 2)
- he had an inclination to give up too easily
- a tendency to be too strict
Syn:
disposition, tendency
Derivationally related forms:
tendentious (for: tendency), tendencious (for: tendency), tend (for: tendency), dispose (for: disposition), incline
Hypernyms:
attitude, mental attitude
Hyponyms:
direction, drift, trend, movement, Call,
denominationalism, devices, sympathy, understanding, favoritism, favouritism,
proclivity, propensity, leaning, bent, set, literalism,
perseveration, predisposition, favor, favour, disfavor, disfavour,
dislike, disapproval, partiality, partisanship, impartiality, nonpartisanship
2. (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees (Freq. 1)
Syn:
inclination of an orbit
Derivationally related forms:
incline
Topics:
astronomy, uranology
Hypernyms:
angle
3. (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis) (Freq. 1)
Syn:
angle of inclination
Derivationally related forms:
incline
Topics:
geometry
Hypernyms:
angle
4. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
Syn:
dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination
Derivationally related forms:
incline
Topics:
physics, natural philosophy
Hypernyms:
angle
5. that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
- her inclination is for classical music
Ant:
disinclination
Derivationally related forms:
incline
Hypernyms:
liking
Hyponyms:
leaning, propensity, tendency, stomach, undertow
6. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
- the tower had a pronounced tilt
- the ship developed a list to starboard
- he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
Syn:
tilt, list, lean, leaning
Derivationally related forms:
lean (for: lean), incline, list (for: list), tilt (for: tilt)
Hypernyms:
position, spatial relation
7. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
- the alkaline inclination of the local waters
- fabric with a tendency to shrink
Syn:
tendency
Derivationally related forms:
incline
Hypernyms:
disposition
Hyponyms:
heterosis, hybrid vigor, buoyancy, electronegativity, negativity,
stainability, desire
8. the act of inclining;
bending forward
- an inclination of his head indicated his agreement
Syn:
inclining
Derivationally related forms:
incline (for: inclining), incline
Hypernyms:
motion, movement, move, motility
Hyponyms:
bob, nod, stoop

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