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leaning

[ lee-ning ]
/ ˈli nɪŋ /
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Definition of leaning

noun
inclination; tendency: strong literary leanings.
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Origin of leaning

before 1000; Middle English leninge,Old English hlining.See lean1, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for leaning

leaning
/ (ˈliːnɪŋ) /

noun
a tendency or inclination
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