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dispositional

[ dis-puh-zish-uh-nl ]
/ ˌdɪs pəˈzɪʃ ə nl /
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adjective
of or relating to a natural and characteristic mental or emotional outlook or mood: These results provide a framework for understanding the mechanisms that underlie chronic worry and dispositional anxiety.
of or relating to a natural tendency, whether of a person or a thing, toward a particular condition or action: She shows a dispositional preference for order and predictability.Two classic examples of the dispositional properties of objects are that vases are fragile and sugar cubes are soluble.
of or relating to the final settlement of a matter: The judge in this case has a wide range of dispositional options available to fulfill the rehabilitative goals of the Code of Juvenile Justice.
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