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  Definition of tendency
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
  4. a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
Similar Words: inclination, disposition, leaning, propensity, trend

 

Hyponyms: 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

 

Derivational Morphology: tend, be given, lean, incline, run, dispose

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 趨勢   Dutch: neiging  
Finnish: taipumus   French: tendance  
German: Tendenz   Hungarian: irány  
Italian: tendenza   Japanese: 傾向  
Korean: 경향   Portuguese: tendência  
Russian: тенденция   Spanish: tendencia  
Swedish: tendens  
 
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