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inclination

 
Noun inclination has 8 senses
  1. inclination, disposition, tendency - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
    --1 is a kind of attitude, mental attitude
    --1 has particulars:
     direction; drift, trend, movement; Call; denominationalism; devices; sympathy, understanding; favoritism, favouritism; proclivity, propensity, leaning; bent, set; literalism; perseveration; predisposition; favor, favour; disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disapproval; partiality, partisanship; impartiality, nonpartisanship
    Derived forms: verb incline1, verb incline5
  2. inclination, inclination of an orbit - (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    --2 is a kind of angle
    Derived form: verb incline4
  3. inclination, 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)
    --3 is a kind of angle
    Derived form: verb incline4
  4. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    --4 is a kind of angle
    Derived form: verb incline4
  5. inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
    --5 is a kind of
    liking
    Antonyms: disinclination
    --5 has particulars: leaning, propensity, tendency; stomach; undertow
    Derived forms: verb incline1, verb incline5
  6. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
    --6 is a kind of position, spatial relation
    Derived form: verb incline4
  7. tendency, inclination - a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"
    --7 is a kind of disposition
    --7 has particulars: electronegativity, negativity; stainability; desire
    Derived form: verb incline1
  8. inclination, inclining - the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
    --8 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --8 has particulars: bob; nod; stoop
    Derived form: verb incline3
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