What does inclination mean?

Definitions for inclination
ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃənin·cli·na·tion

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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. inclination, inclination of an orbit(noun)

    (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

  3. 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)

  4. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)

    (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

  5. inclination(noun)

    that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

    "her inclination is for classical music"

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. inclination, inclining(noun)

    the act of inclining; bending forward

    "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

Wiktionary

  1. inclination(Noun)

    A physical tilt or bend

    Etymology: to incline (itself from encliner, from inclinare) + -ation, or Latin inclinatio

  2. inclination(Noun)

    A slant or slope

    Etymology: to incline (itself from encliner, from inclinare) + -ation, or Latin inclinatio

  3. inclination(Noun)

    A mental tendency

    Etymology: to incline (itself from encliner, from inclinare) + -ation, or Latin inclinatio

  4. inclination(Noun)

    The angle of intersection of a reference plane

    Etymology: to incline (itself from encliner, from inclinare) + -ation, or Latin inclinatio

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. inclination

    In geometry, is the mutual tendency of two lines or planes towards each other, so as to form an angle.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inclination

    In gunnery, the inclination of a plane is the angle it makes with the horizon either above or below.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclination in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inclination in a Sentence

  1. The IEA:

    With Riyadh showing little inclination to abandon its policy to defend volume rather than price and Iraq striving to at least sustain its record rates, overall OPEC supply looks set to hover around 31.5 million bpd during the coming months.

  2. Nathaniel Branden:

    The natural inclination of a child is to take pleasure in the use of the mind no less than of the body. The child's primary business is learning. It is also the primary entertainment.

  3. Judith HaLevy:

    This morning I ended up teaching about the yetzer hatov and yetzer hara, the first is the good inclination and the latter is the evil inclination. According to many Jewish texts, children are not born as good innocents, but with an inclination yetzer hara, which is a drive to satisfy one’s physical needs.

  4. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 3:

    Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect.

  5. Jeff King:

    Getting information on the arrests of Christians is incredibly challenging given the heavily censored nature of Iran, but based on the cases we have been tracking, this is the first time this year that we’ve seen a jail sentence being given based on the charge of ‘ inclination to the land of Christianity ’.

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