HyperDic: inclination

English > 8 senses of the word inclination:
NOUNcognitioninclination, disposition, tendencyan attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
shapeinclination, inclination of an orbit(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
shapeinclination, angle of inclination(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
shapeinclination, dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
feelinginclinationthat toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
attributeinclination, tilt, list, lean, leaningthe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
attributeinclination, tendencya characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character / character or effect
actinclination, incliningthe act of inclining
inclination > pronunciation
Soundsih.nklahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others.
Example"he had an inclination to give up too easily"
Synonymsdisposition, tendency
NarrowerCallA special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
bent, setA relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
denominationalismThe tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations
devicesAn inclination or desire / desire
directionA general course along which something has a tendency to develop
disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disapprovalAn inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
drift, trend, movementA general tendency to change (as of opinion)
favor, favourAn inclination to approve / approve
favoritism, favouritismAn inclination to favor some person or group
impartiality, nonpartisanshipAn inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
literalismA disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
partiality, partisanshipAn inclination to favor / favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
perseverationThe tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
predispositionAn inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
proclivity, propensity, leaningA natural inclination
sympathy, understandingAn inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
Broaderattitude, mental attitudeA complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways / ways
Spanishinclinación, predisposición, propensión, tendencia
Catalaninclinació, tendència
Verbsinclinemake receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
inclinehave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 2, shape
Meaning(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees.
Synonyminclination of an orbit
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
Spanishinclinación, inclinación orbital
Catalaninclinació
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 3, shape
Meaning(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis).
Synonymangle of inclination
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
Spanishinclinación
Catalaninclinació
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 4, shape
Meaning(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
Synonymsdip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
Spanishángulo de buzamiento, buzamiento magnético, buzamiento, inclinación magnética, inclinación
Catalaninclinació magnètica
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 5, feeling
MeaningThat toward which you are inclined to feel a liking.
Example"her inclination is for classical music"
Narrowerleaning, propensity, tendencyAn inclination to do something
stomachAn inclination or liking for things involving conflict / conflict / conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness
undertowAn inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
BroaderlikingA feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
OppositedisinclinationThat toward which you are inclined to feel dislike
Verbsinclinemake receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
inclinehave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical.
Example "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
Synonymstilt, list, lean, leaning
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Spanishinclinación
Catalaninclinació
Verbsinclinebe at an angle
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningA characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character / character or effect.
Example"the alkaline inclination of the local waters"
Synonymtendency
NarrowerbuoyancyThe tendency to float in water or other liquid
desireAn inclination to want things
electronegativity, negativity(chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
heterosis, hybrid vigor(genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
stainability(cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes
BroaderdispositionA natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
Spanishinclinación, tendencia
Catalaninclinació, tendència
Verbsinclinehave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
English > inclination: 8 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of inclining; bending forward.
Example"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
Synonyminclining
NarrowerbobA short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
nodThe act of nodding the head
stoopAn inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Catalaninclinació
Verbsinclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow

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