Definitions for Tendencyˈtɛn dən si
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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"
leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)
an inclination to do something
"he felt leanings toward frivolity"
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"
a general direction in which something tends to move
"the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
Denim has a tendency to fade.
Origin: Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō.
direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
You shouldn't persuade anyone to love/like/appreciate you. For, there is tendency he/she will devalue you.
Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.
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- ميل, نزعةArabic
- tendènciaCatalan, Valencian
- sklon, tendenceCzech
- τάση, ροπήGreek
- emo, tendenco, inklinoEsperanto
- tandansHaitian Creole
- tendință, înclinațieRomanian
- tendens, trend, benägenhetSwedish
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