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    inclination - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inclination

    (noun) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    Synonyms : disposition , tendency
    Example Sentence
    • he had an inclination to give up too easily
    • a tendency to be too strict
    (noun) (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees Definition
    (noun) (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis) Definition
    (noun) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon Definition
    (noun) that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
    Example Sentence
    • her inclination is for classical music
    (noun) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    Synonyms : lean , leaning , list , tilt
    Example Sentence
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
    (noun) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
    Synonyms : tendency
    Example Sentence
    • the alkaline inclination of the local waters
    • fabric with a tendency to shrink
    (noun) the act of inclining; bending forward
    Synonyms : inclining
    Example Sentence
    • an inclination of his head indicated his agreement
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inclination

people cling to their inclinations

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I incline to recline on the Sofa

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