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.
Etymology: 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
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
There's a tendency to keep brands for life and you're seeing more companies trying to find themes that will speak to their future customers.
The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
Due to slow and measured way of speaking, President Trump has a far lower total word count than usual for a politician ; 380 for this sample, where the average across all speakers is 486, additionally, President Trump has a tendency to swallow some of the prefixes and suffixes of President Trump words ; for example, the word ‘ incredible ’ in the phrase ‘ That's something. And I'm honored by your incredible support and grateful for your commitment to our shared cause ’ was rendered as ‘ credible,' Kofman went on to say. Nancy Pelosi came in last among the 15 politicians, with a 96.01 percent accuracy, according to Trint's findings. Kofman added that the accuracy can also be affected simply by recording quality – which has nothing to do with person’s speech patterns. For example, some errors occurred because the Trint system missed words that were spoken away from the microphone.
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Translations for tendency
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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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