HyperDic: predisposition

English > 3 senses of the word predisposition:
NOUNstatepredisposition, sensitivitysusceptibility to a pathogen
cognitionpredispositionan inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
attributepredispositiona disposition in advance to react in a particular way
predisposition > pronunciation
Soundspriy.dihspahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > predisposition: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningsusceptibility to a pathogen.
Synonymsensitivity
Attributesdesensitizing, desensitisingmaking less susceptible or sensitive / sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
sensitizing, sensitisingmaking susceptible or sensitive / sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
NarrowerdiathesisConstitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
habitusperson's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)
hypersensitivitypathological sensitivity
sensitization, sensitisationThe state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
Broadersusceptibility, susceptiblenessThe state of being susceptible
Spanishpredisposición, sensibilidad
Catalanpredisposició, sensibilitat
English > predisposition: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way.
Narrowerpredilection, preference, orientationA predisposition in favor of something
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Spanishpredisposición
Catalanpredisposició
Verbspredisposemake susceptible
English > predisposition: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA disposition in advance to react in a particular way.
BroaderdispositionA natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
Spanishpredisposición

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