noun, plural pro·pen·si·ties.
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Alpha-ketoacids drew their attention because of “their stability in water and their propensity to form carbon-carbon bonds, the skeleton of biology,” Springsteen said.New Clues to Chemical Origins of Metabolism at Dawn of Life|John Rennie|October 12, 2020|Quanta Magazine
But, van Elk says, this propensity can cause us to sense the presence of another even when we’re alone.
Along the way, IBM says it expects to achieve exponentially improving “quantum volume,” an invented measure that factors in a processor’s propensity for operational errors.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Content that has the propensity to create specific harm will be removed, whereas tweets that mischaracterize or represent general harm will be labeled as such.How Google, Facebook, and Twitter plan to handle misinformation surrounding 2020 presidential election results|Danielle Abril|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Yu and colleagues investigated whether elite controllers have a propensity for steering the virus to heterochromatin.In a first, a person’s immune system fought HIV — and won|Tina Hesman Saey|August 26, 2020|Science News
He also has a propensity to use clanking words when he could have used simpler ones.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The critters have the propensity to devour their babies if alarmed and so require a calm environment for breeding.
Total mass becomes significant because of the propensity of a thermal runaway to spread rapidly.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our none-too-shabby showing in the medal count this year is due primarily to our propensity to come in third.What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat.|Kevin Bleyer|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some privacy advocates think that our propensity for being unnerved by drones will end up being a boon to privacy.
No one can doubt that man has as strong a propensity to unite with woman, as bulls and stags have with the females of their kind.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
She feared the magnetic power of The Red Lion, coupled with my propensity for rotating.The Lure of Old London|Sophie Cole
And again: "Whenever he indulges this propensity he uniformly lays down good law."What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He had attributed this propensity to a simple womanly talent for motherliness.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
Of this propensity to sordid converse I have seen an account so seriously ridiculous, that it seems to deserve insertion.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes|Samuel Johnson