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
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In geometry, is the mutual tendency of two lines or planes towards each other, so as to form an angle.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In gunnery, the inclination of a plane is the angle it makes with the horizon either above or below.
The numerical value of inclination in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of inclination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of inclination in a Sentence
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
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Translations for inclination
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- 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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