- 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.
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After all, almost everyone with the inclination to vote will show up at a polling place.Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?|Ben Jacobs|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is the inclination to respond this complaint on legal grounds.
“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|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“To get up and soothe is not my inclination,” says a defiant Romney.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary|Marlow Stern|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breakfast over, each individual disposes of himself as best accords with inclination or interest.
We have not time or inclination to indulge in fanciful troubles until we have got rid of our real misfortunes.Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow|Jerome K. Jerome
With plenty of food and perfect safety, he lost all inclination to be shot.History of the Zulu War|A. Wilmot
In some cases, the heart is no safe monitor; and inclination and conviction become convertible terms.
Quite aware of his inclination to laxness, I was yet unprepared for his present state.Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for inclination
- 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