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1. Lying with the front or face downward.
2. Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination: paper that is prone to yellowing; an accident-prone child.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.
[Middle English, inclined, disposed, from Latin prōnus, leaning forward; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||proneness - being disposed to do something; "accident proneness"|
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
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