Definitions for tendency

Definitions for (noun) tendency

Main entry: inclination, tendency

Definition: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

Usage: the alkaline inclination of the local waters; fabric with a tendency to shrink

Main entry: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Main entry: leaning, tendency, propensity

Definition: an inclination to do something

Usage: he felt leanings toward frivolity

Main entry: trend, tendency

Definition: a general direction in which something tends to move

Usage: the shoreward tendency of the current; the trend of the stock market

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