- the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
- Medicine/Medical. tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.
Origin of predisposition
Related Words for predispositionpredilection, susceptibility, proclivity, disposition, propensity, groove, penchant, likelihood, bent, weakness, flash, partiality, thing, bias, preference, potentiality, leaning, dish, liking, choice
Examples from the Web for predisposition
Contemporary Examples of predisposition
When was the first time I realized this was beyond a predisposition to anxiety?Richard Russo Talks About New Memoir “Elsewhere” And His Mother’s Illness
November 12, 2012
She says men who kill women they love have a predisposition for violence and an archaic attitude toward women in their lives.Italy Struggles With Spate of Domestic-Violence Murders
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 16, 2012
The role of genes in causing a predisposition for cancer during this time of life is unknown and warrants intensive research.How Mom's Hip Size Predicts Her Daughter's Risk
Kent L. Thornburg, PhD
October 24, 2009
Historical Examples of predisposition
Laws must be definite, and we should create in the citizens a predisposition to obey them.Laws
There has been a predisposition to paralysis, which is the true nature of this attack.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
In every member of it he recognised character, and a predisposition which might even be genius.Tancred
She understood not how fatal a predisposition lurked in her bosom.Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories
T. S. Arthur
Their views rather wearied me, despite my predisposition to favour them.The Message
Alec John Dawson
- the condition of being predisposed
- med susceptibility to a specific diseaseSee diathesis
- The state of being predisposed.
- A condition of special susceptibility, as to a disease.