predisposition


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pre·dis·po·si·tion

 (prē′dĭs-pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
A state of being predisposed; a tendency, inclination, or susceptibility.

predisposition

(ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the condition of being predisposed
2. (Medicine) med susceptibility to a specific disease. See diathesis

pre•dis•po•si•tion

(priˌdɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌpri dɪs-)

n.
the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predisposition - susceptibility to a pathogen
susceptibility, susceptibleness - the state of being susceptible; easily affected
habitus - person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"
sensitisation, sensitization - the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
hypersensitivity - pathological sensitivity
diathesis - constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
2.predisposition - an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
inclination, tendency, disposition - 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"
predilection, preference, orientation - a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
3.predisposition - a disposition in advance to react in a particular way
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

predisposition

noun
2. susceptibility, tendency, proneness a hereditary predisposition to the disease

predisposition

noun
Translations

predisposition

[ˈpriːˌdɪspəˈzɪʃən] Npredisposición f

predisposition

[ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃən] nprédisposition f
a predisposition to sth → une prédisposition à qch
to have a predisposition to do sth → avoir une prédisposition à faire qch
to have a predisposition to sth [+ cancer, diabetes, heart disease] → avoir une prédisposition à qch

predisposition

n (= tendency, inclination)Neigung f(to zu); (Med) → Prädisposition f(to für), Anfälligkeit f(to für); he has a natural predisposition to violenceer hat eine natürliche Veranlagung zur Gewalttätigkeit

predisposition

[ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn] npredisposizione f

pre·dis·po·si·tion

n. predisposición, inclinación a desarrollar una condición o enfermedad debido a factores genéticos, ambientales o psicológicos.

predisposition

n predisposición f
References in classic literature ?
Old Maule's prophecy was probably founded on a knowledge of this physical predisposition in the Pyncheon race.
In some, it has been too evident from their own publications, that they have scanned the proposed Constitution, not only with a predisposition to censure, but with a predetermination to condemn; as the language held by others betrays an opposite predetermination or bias, which must render their opinions also of little moment in the question.
This young man terrifies me, my lord; there lies in him a sanguinary predisposition.
I had been born with no organic, chemical predisposition toward alcohol.
Marlow who was lanky, loose, quietly composed in varied shades of brown robbed of every vestige of gloss, had a narrow, veiled glance, the neutral bearing and the secret irritability which go together with a predisposition to congestion of the liver.
Besides, I am a woman, and that should in itself fully account for my predisposition toward superstition.
Mrs Verloc's mother's complexion had become yellow by the effect of age and from a natural predisposition to biliousness, favoured by the trials of a difficult and worried existence, first as wife, then as widow.
Benjamin Allen had perhaps a greater predisposition to maudlinism than he had ever known before; the cause of which malady was briefly this.
His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.
In spite of their predisposition to obedience very many of them, through a playfulness of nature, sometimes vouchsafed even to the cow, like to imagine themselves advanced people, 'destroyers,' and to push themselves into the 'new movement,' and this quite sincerely.
Maris's editorial, "Defining Why Cancer Develops in Children," in today's New England Journal of Medicine, reflects on a major pediatric study of cancer predisposition genes in the same issue of the journal.
Most patients with triple-negative breast cancer should undergo genetic testing for mutations in known breast cancer predisposition genes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, a Mayo Clinic-led study has found.