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  Definition of inclination
  1. the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
  6. (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
  7. (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
  8. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
Similar Words: inclining, tendency, tilt, list, lean, leaning, disposition, angle of inclination, inclination of an orbit, dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination

 

Hyponyms: bob, nod, stoop, electronegativity, negativity, stainability, desire, 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, tendency, stomach, undertow

 

Derivational Morphology: incline, tend, be given, lean, run, tilt, tip, slant, angle, slope, pitch, list, heel, dispose

 

Anagrams: collocation, calcination

 

 
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