Definitions for Tendencyˈtɛn dən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclination, disposition, tendency(noun)

    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

    "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"

  2. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

  3. tendency, inclination(noun)

    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"

  4. tendency, trend(noun)

    a general direction in which something tends to move

    "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"

Wiktionary

  1. tendency(Noun)

    a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

    Denim has a tendency to fade.

  2. Origin: Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendency(noun)

    direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3329

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4589

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Nouns Frequency: #1204

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.

  2. James Fenimore Cooper:

    The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.

  3. David Searles:

    The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    You shouldn't persuade anyone to love/like/appreciate you. For, there is tendency he/she will devalue you.

  5. Arnold Toynbee:

    Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.

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