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Definitions for predisposition
priˌdɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌpri dɪs-pre·dis·po·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensitivity, predispositionnoun

    susceptibility to a pathogen

  2. predispositionnoun

    an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

  3. predispositionnoun

    a disposition in advance to react in a particular way

Wiktionary

  1. predispositionnoun

    the state of being predisposed or susceptible to something, especially to a disease or other health problem

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predispositionnoun

    the act of predisposing, or the state of being predisposed; previous inclination, tendency, or propensity; predilection; -- applied to the mind; as, a predisposition to anger

  2. Predispositionnoun

    previous fitness or adaptation to any change, impression, or purpose; susceptibility; -- applied to material things; as, the predisposition of the body to disease

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predisposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predisposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of predisposition in a Sentence

  1. Steve Mowle:

    GPs will always recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle to all of their patients, regardless of their weight or genetic predisposition, including making sure patients are eating a well-balanced diet, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation, not smoking, and getting enough sleep.

  2. Barry Boden:

    With chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football players, we only have the end point, we don’t always have the history of how many concussions they had or any genetic predisposition, it’s certainly worrisome, and it’s certainly better to err on the side of conservatism to reduce the number of impacts, at least during practices, and restrict contact during the week.

  3. Tom Rooney:

    When I see how they're laying it out or what they're saying then I'll make up my mind, from what I know now my predisposition is not to support that.

  4. James Scott:

    The human condition is plagued with a labyrinth of shortcomings, frailties and limitations that hinder man from reaching his fullest potential. Therefore, it only makes sense that we find ourselves at the next phase in human evolution where restricted man merges with the infinite possibilities of hyper-evolving technologies. This techno-human transmutation will prove to be ‘the’ quantum leap in human progression. The harmonization of technologically extending oneself, consciousness, artificial intelligence and machine learning will reverse the failures of genetic predisposition and limitation.

  5. Jonathan Shaw:

    This is a population with a genetic predisposition and when exposed to Western lifestyles results in high rates of diabetes, [This is] undoubtedly caused by high rates of obesity.

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