Definitions for inclinationˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•cli•na•tionˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən(n.)
a special disposition of the mind or temperament; a liking or preference:
a great inclination for sports.
something to which one is inclined.
the act of inclining or state of being inclined.
a tendency toward a certain condition, action, etc.
deviation or amount of deviation from a normal, esp. horizontal or vertical, direction or position.
an inclined surface.
the angle between two lines or two planes. the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line.
Origin of inclination:
1350–1400; ME < L
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
inclination(noun)ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən
a feeling of wanting or preferring to do sth
They have no inclination to save money.; his inclination to give up easily
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
Inclination in general is the angle between a reference plane and another plane or axis of direction.
Translations for inclination
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tendency or slight desire to do something
Has he any inclinations towards engineering?; I felt an inclination to hit him.
- رَغْبَه، مَيْلArabic
- inclinaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- sklon(y); chuťCzech
- die NeigungGerman
- tilbøjelighed; lystDanish
- κλίση, τάση, διάθεσηGreek
- inclinación, propensión; ganas deSpanish
- kalduvus, taheEstonian
- penchant, envie (de)French
- 경향, 기호Korean
- tieksme; noslieceLatvian
- înclinaţie; dorinţăRomanian
- склонность; желаниеRussian
- sklon; chuťSlovak
- benägenhet, lust, håg, böjelseSwedish
- eğilim; istekTurkish
- 傾向Chinese (Trad.)
- ý địnhVietnamese
- 倾向Chinese (Simp.)
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