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in·cli·na·tion

 (ĭn′klə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt: The inclination of the child's head suggested sleep.
2.
a. A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical; a slant: the steep inclination of a roof.
b. The angle between two lines or planes: the inclination of the comet's orbit with respect to that of Earth.
c. An inclined surface; a slope.
3.
a. A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity: "I shall indulge the inclination so natural in old men, to be talking of themselves" (Benjamin Franklin).
b. A preference or liking: his musical inclinations.

inclination

(ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (often foll by: for, to, towards, or an infinitive) a particular disposition, esp a liking or preference; tendency: I've no inclination for such dull work.
2. the degree of deviation from a particular plane, esp a horizontal or vertical plane
3. a sloping or slanting surface; incline
4. the act of inclining or the state of being inclined
5. the act of bowing or nodding the head
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. the angle between a line on a graph and the positive limb of the x-axis
b. the smaller dihedral angle between one plane and another
7. (Astronomy) astronomy the angle between the plane of the orbit of a planet or comet and another plane, usually that of the ecliptic
8. (General Physics) physics another name for dip28
ˌincliˈnational adj

in•cli•na•tion

(ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a special disposition of the mind or temperament; a liking or preference: a great inclination for sports.
2. something to which one is inclined.
3. the act of inclining or state of being inclined.
4. a tendency toward a certain condition, action, etc.
5. deviation or amount of deviation from a normal, esp. horizontal or vertical, direction or position.
6. an inclined surface.
7.
a. the angle between two lines or two planes.
b. the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
in`cli•na′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inclination - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
direction - a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
trend, drift, movement - a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
Call - a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"
denominationalism - the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations
devices - an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'; "eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"
sympathy, understanding - an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"
favoritism, favouritism - an inclination to favor some person or group
proclivity, propensity, leaning - a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
bent, set - a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"
literalism - a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
perseveration - the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
predisposition - an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
favour, favor - an inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season"
dislike, disfavor, disfavour, disapproval - an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
impartiality, nonpartisanship - an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
2.inclination - (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
3.inclination - (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
4.inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizoninclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
5.inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
leaning, propensity, tendency - an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
stomach - an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness; "he had no stomach for a fight"
undertow - an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling; "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"
disinclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
6.inclination - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the verticalinclination - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
7.inclination - a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"
heterosis, hybrid vigor - (genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
buoyancy - the tendency to float in water or other liquid
electronegativity, negativity - (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
stainability - (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes
desire - an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
8.inclination - the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
bob - a short abrupt inclination (as of the head); "he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
nod - the act of nodding the head
stoop - an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

inclination

noun
1. desire, longing, wish, need, aspiration, craving, yearning, hankering He had neither the time nor the inclination to think about it.
3. bow, bending, nod, bowing a polite inclination of his head

inclination

noun
Deviation from a particular direction:
Translations
إنْحِناءرَغْبَه، مَيْل
chuťnakloněnísklon
bøjninglysttilbøjelighed
inklinaatiokallistumakallistusmäkirinne
hneigingtilhneiging
inclinatieneiging
sklonenie

inclination

[ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən] N
1. (= tendency) → tendencia f, inclinación f
his natural inclinationssu tendencia or inclinación natural
she has musical inclinationstiene inclinación por or hacia la música
to have an inclination to meannesstener tendencia a ser tacaño
2. (= desire) I have no inclination to gono tengo ganas de ir
I have neither the time nor the inclination to get involvedno tengo ni tiempo ni ganas de meterme en el asunto
her inclination was to ignore himprefería no hacerle caso
I decided to follow my own inclination and stay at homedecidí hacer lo que más me apetecía y quedarme en casa
I went to the meeting, against my inclinationfui a la reunión, aunque no sentía ningún deseo de hacerlo
3. (= slope, bow) → inclinación f

inclination

[ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= wish) → inclination f
to have the inclination to do sth → avoir l'inclination à faire qch
(= leaning, tendency) → penchant m
his artistic inclinations → ses penchants artistiques

inclination

n
(= tendency, wish etc)Neigung f; he follows his (own) inclinationser tut das, wozu er Lust hat; what are his natural inclinations?welches sind seine Neigungen?; my (natural) inclination is to carry onich neige dazu, weiterzumachen; inclination to stoutnessAnlage for Neigung fzu Korpulenz; to have an inclination toward(s) rudenesszur Unhöflichkeit neigen; I have no inclination to see him againich habe keinerlei Bedürfnis, ihn wiederzusehen; my immediate inclination was to refusemein erster Gedanke war abzulehnen; he showed no inclination to leaveer schien nicht gehen zu wollen
(of head, body)Neigung f
(of hill, slope etc)Neigung f, → Gefälle nt

inclination

[ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃn] n
a. (wish) → tendenza, inclinazione f
he felt no inclination to join in the fun → non aveva nessuna voglia di unirsi alla gazzarra
her inclination was to ignore him → avrebbe voluto ignorarlo
against my inclination → controvoglia
to follow one's inclination → seguire le proprie inclinazioni
b. (slope) → pendio, china
c. (bow) → cenno

incline

(inˈklain) verb
to bow (one's head etc).
(ˈinklain) noun
a slope.
inclination (inkləˈneiʃən) noun
1. a tendency or slight desire to do something. Has he any inclinations towards engineering?; I felt an inclination to hit him.
2. (an act of) bowing (the head etc).
be inclined to
1. to have a tendency to (do something). He is inclined to be a bit lazy.
2. to have a slight desire to (do something). I am inclined to accept their invitation.

in·cli·na·tion

n. inclinación.