inclination

[ in-kluh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of inclination

1350–1400; Middle English inclinacioun < Latin inclīnātiōn- (stem of inclīnātiō), equivalent to inclīnāt(us) past participle of inclīnāre (see incline, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for inclination

inclination
/ (ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of inclination

inclinational, adjective
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Medical definitions for inclination

inclination
[ ĭn′klə-nāshən ]

n.

A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical; a slant.
The deviation of the long axis of a tooth from perpendicular.
A tendency toward a certain condition or character.
A characteristic disposition to do, prefer, or favor one thing rather than another; a propensity.
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Scientific definitions for inclination

inclination
[ ĭn′klə-nāshən ]

A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical.
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