- the angle between two lines or two planes.
- the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line.
- the angle between the orbital plane of a planet and another given plane, usually the ecliptic.
- the angle between the equatorial and orbital planes of a planet.
Origin of inclination
Synonyms for inclination
Antonyms for inclination
Related Words for inclinationdesire, capability, penchant, aptitude, predisposition, leaning, disposition, propensity, bias, prejudice, preference, impulse, temperament, predilection, appetite, affection, proclivity, whim, trend, mind
Examples from the Web for inclination
Contemporary Examples of inclination
After all, almost everyone with the inclination to vote will show up at a polling place.Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?
November 10, 2014
This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
There is the inclination to respond this complaint on legal grounds.Sleeping Yankees Fan Files Worst Lawsuit Ever
July 9, 2014
“The inclination of the human heart is evil from youth,” the Yahwist explains.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God
March 28, 2014
“To get up and soothe is not my inclination,” says a defiant Romney.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary
January 17, 2014
Historical Examples of inclination
I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
Indeed, Madam, you did me justice to say, I have no inclination to marry at all.
But give up an inclination, and there is some merit in that.
What must I think of the man who would wish me to be his wife against my inclination?
In addition to this motive he felt an inclination to probe the matter to its utmost depths.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- the angle between a line on a graph and the positive limb of the x- axis
- the smaller dihedral angle between one plane and another
"condition of being mentally disposed" (to do something), late 14c., from Middle French inclination (14c.) and directly from Latin inclinationem (nominative inclinatio) "a leaning, bending," figuratively "tendency, bias, favor," noun of action from past participle stem of inclinare (see incline). Meaning "action of bending toward" (something) is from early 15c. That of "amount of a slope" is from 1799.