Meaning of 'inclination'

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Meaning of ‘inclination’

8 definitions found.



the act of inclining

Synonyms: inclining


a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

Example: "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"

Synonyms: tendency


the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

Synonyms: tilt lean leaning list


an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Example: "I have an inclination to give up too easily."

Synonyms: disposition


that toward which one is inclined to feel a liking

Example: "The music teacher's inclination is for classical music."


(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

Synonyms: angle of inclination


(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

Synonyms: inclination of an orbit


(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Synonyms: dip angle of dip magnetic dip magnetic inclination

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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