HyperDic: tendency

English > 4 senses of the word tendency:
NOUNcognitiontendency, inclination, dispositionan attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
feelingtendency, leaning, propensityan inclination to do something
attributetendency, inclinationa characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character / character or effect
locationtendency, trenda general direction in which something tends to move
tendency > pronunciation
Soundsteh'ndahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > tendency: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others.
Example "a tendency to be too strict"
Synonymsinclination, disposition
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
Adjectivestendentious, tendencioushaving or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
Verbstendhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
English > tendency: 4 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningAn inclination to do something.
Synonymsleaning, propensity
BroaderinclinationThat toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
Spanishinclinación, propensión, tendencia
Catalaninclinació, tendència
Verbstendhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
English > tendency: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character / character or effect.
Example "fabric with a tendency to shrink"
Synonyminclination
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
English > tendency: 4 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA general direction in which something tends to move.
Example"the shoreward tendency of the current"
Synonymtrend
Broaderdirection, wayA line leading to a place or point
Spanishtendencia
Catalantendència

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