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"
inclination, inclination of an orbit(noun)
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
inclination, angle of inclination(noun)
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
"her inclination is for classical music"
tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(noun)
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"
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"
the act of inclining; bending forward
"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
A physical tilt or bend
A slant or slope
A mental tendency
The angle of intersection of a reference plane
Origin: to incline (itself from encliner, from inclinare) + -ation, or Latin inclinatio
The numerical value of inclination in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of inclination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Everything's on the table for conversation, but I don't think that the problem right now in America is that we're undertaxed, so that would not be my inclination.
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Translations for inclination
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- inclinació, desnivellCatalan, Valencian
- náklon, sklon, inklinace, naklonění, náklonnostCzech
- emo, inklinoEsperanto
- kallistus, taipumus, mäki, inklinaatio, rinne, kallistumaFinnish
- נטיה, שיפועHebrew
- inklanasi, keberpihakanIndonesian
- inclinazione, dislivelloItalian
- inclinatie, glooiing, knik, glooiingshoek, tendens, neiging, helling, buigingDutch
- pochyłość, nachylenie, inklinacja, skłonnośćPolish
- înclinație, tendință, pantă, povârniș, înclinareRomanian
- наклон, склонность, склонRussian
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