[ in-klahynd ]
/ ɪnˈklaɪnd /
deviating in direction from the horizontal or vertical; sloping.
disposed; of a mind (usually followed by to): He was inclined to stay.
having a physical tendency; leaning.
tending in a direction that makes an angle with anything else.
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- inclined plane,
- inclined railway,
- inclined to,
Origin of inclined
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/ (ɪnˈklaɪnd) /
(postpositive often foll by to) having a disposition; tending
sloping or slanting
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Tending or disposed toward, as in I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. [Mid-1300s]
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