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    tendency

    tendency - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tendency

    Definition
    (noun) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    Synonyms : disposition , inclination
    Example Sentence
    • he had an inclination to give up too easily
    • a tendency to be too strict
    Definition
    (noun) an inclination to do something
    Synonyms : leaning , propensity
    Example Sentence
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
    Definition
    (noun) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
    Synonyms : inclination
    Example Sentence
    • the alkaline inclination of the local waters
    • fabric with a tendency to shrink
    Definition
    (noun) a general direction in which something tends to move
    Synonyms : trend
    Example Sentence
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
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