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"
leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)
an inclination to do something
"he felt leanings toward frivolity"
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"
a general direction in which something tends to move
"the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
Denim has a tendency to fade.
Origin: Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō.
direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result
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Rank popularity for the word 'tendency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3329
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Rank popularity for the word 'tendency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4589
Rank popularity for the word 'tendency' in Nouns Frequency: #1204
The numerical value of tendency in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tendency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of tendency in a Sentence
I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
Humans have a tendency to be irresponsible sometimes, it doesn’t belong in our neighborhood.
Humanitarian problems grow each day and it is increasingly showing a tendency to turn into a catastrophe.
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- ميل, نزعةArabic
- tendènciaCatalan, Valencian
- sklon, tendenceCzech
- τάση, ροπήGreek
- emo, tendenco, inklinoEsperanto
- tandansHaitian Creole
- tendință, înclinațieRomanian
- tendens, trend, benägenhetSwedish
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