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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
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