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 (fā′vər-ə-bəl, fāv′rə-)
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. Manifesting approval; commendatory: a favorable report.
4. Winning approval; pleasing: a favorable impression.
5. Granting what has been desired or requested: a favorable reply.
6. Indulgent or partial: listened with a favorable ear.

fa′vor·a·ble·ness n.
fa′vor·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.favorableness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
unfavorableness, unfavourableness - the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
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The relationship between teachers and principals indirectly affect the students learning outcomes (Weiss 2002) and favorableness of this relationship helps the teachers reduce the job related stress thereby increasing their job satisfaction.
The new "Planning Ahead" video shows viewers how to plan ahead by obtaining and being able to share weather conditions and forecasts, creating a basic navigation plan, evaluating hazards and other environmental factors, and assessing conditions - including wind, tide, and current - as to their favorableness for their voyage given the distance and time of the trip.
SSCQ dimensions included mastery experiences, vicarious experience (not mentioned in Guillen and Feltz, but consistent with self-efficacy theory), support from significant others, physical and mental preparation, and environmental comfort/situational favorableness (as an indicator of partner qualifications).
The business owners in turn expressed their opinions on government investment; the favorableness of legislation for industry and the region; they made reference to ties with government entities, non-governmental organizations, members of society, the media and the political, social, economic, regional, cultural and global environment.
This data can then be turned around and applied to the facts of the case to determine favorableness.
Traits like long length of life, late maturity, low fecundity, low rate of increase, and favorableness of pseudovivipary (analogous to parthenogenesis for animals) are related to harsh environments (Braby, 2002).
First, we classify Buy Initiations into two groups, Strong Buy and Buy groups, and examine the interaction among the favorableness of initiations, target price ratios (77?
Other performed investigations indicate that attendance of municipalities in the area of sport and recreational services, citizen hasn't necessary favorableness.
attitudes are evaluative and can be presented on some continuum of favorableness
A contingency model exploring the relationship of chief executive entrepreneurial: Traits and structural favorableness as predictor, Unpublished dissertation, UMI Dissertations Services.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Foreign Secretary Tanveer Ahmed has said Indo-Pak relations are progressing forward with favorableness to further negotiations between the two important countries of South Asia.
The favorableness of coverage was evaluated as positive, neutral and negative range, rated from 1 (positive), 0(neutral) to -1 (negative).