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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3329
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4589
Rank popularity for the word 'Tendency' in Nouns Frequency: #1204
The numerical value of Tendency in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Tendency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
People who have multiple risk factors for heart disease or who do have heart disease have a tendency to be depressed.
Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
The tendency is ... the climate is going to be warmer summers and colder winters. That seems to be the way it is heading and that will benefit us.
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Translations for Tendency
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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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