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tendency


noun
1. an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others (Freq. 11)
- he had an inclination to give up too easily
- a tendency to be too strict
Syn:
inclination, disposition
Derivationally related forms:
tendentious, tendencious, tend, dispose (for: disposition), incline (for: inclination)
Hypernyms:
attitude, mental attitude
Hyponyms:
direction, drift, trend, movement, Call,
denominationalism, devices, sympathy, understanding, favoritism, favouritism,
proclivity, propensity, leaning, bent, set, literalism,
perseveration, predisposition, favor, favour, disfavor, disfavour,
dislike, disapproval, partiality, partisanship, impartiality, nonpartisanship
2. an inclination to do something (Freq. 6)
- he felt leanings toward frivolity
Syn:
leaning, propensity
Derivationally related forms:
tend
Hypernyms:
inclination
3. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect (Freq. 5)
- the alkaline inclination of the local waters
- fabric with a tendency to shrink
Syn:
inclination
Derivationally related forms:
incline (for: inclination)
Hypernyms:
disposition
Hyponyms:
heterosis, hybrid vigor, buoyancy, electronegativity, negativity,
stainability, desire
4. a general direction in which something tends to move
- the shoreward tendency of the current
- the trend of the stock market
Syn:
trend
Hypernyms:
direction, way

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