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inclination

noun

1 inclination

An attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others:
— He had an inclination to give up too easily.

synonyms: disposition, tendency.

Roget 176: tendency; aptness, aptitude; proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, ... show more

Roget 602: willingness, voluntariness etc. adj.; willing mind, heart.    disposition, inclination, leaning, animus; frame of mind, humor, mood, ... show more

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

Dutch: aandrang, aandrift, geneigdheid, inclinatie, neiging
Polish: ciągoty, pociąg, predylekcja, inklinacja, skłonność, słabość, instynkt



2 inclination

astronomy The angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees.

synonym: inclination of an orbit.

3 inclination

geometry The angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis).

synonym: angle of inclination.

Dutch: glooiing, inclinatie
Polish: inklinacja

4 inclination

physics The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.

synonyms: angle of dip, dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination.

5 inclination

That toward which you are inclined to feel a liking.

6 inclination

The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical:
— He walked with a heavy inclination to the right.

synonyms: lean, leaning, list, tilt.

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Polish: nachylenie, spadzistość, spad

7 inclination

A characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect:
— The alkaline inclination of the local waters.

synonym: tendency.

Polish: tendencja

8 inclination

The act of inclining; bending forward:
— An inclination of his head indicated his agreement.

synonym: inclining.

Dutch: buiging, knik
Polish: pochylanie, nachylanie, skłanianie, przychylanie, schylanie, chylenie


Moby thesaurus: a thing for, affection, affinity, aim, an ear for, an eye for, angle, angularity, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, aptitude, aptness, ardor, attitude, azimuth, bag, bank, bearing ... show more.

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