English noun: tendency
|1.||tendency (cognition) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others|
|Samples||He had an inclination to give up too easily.|
A tendency to be too strict.
|Broader (hypernym)||attitude, mental attitude|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bent, Call, denominationalism, devices, direction, disapproval, disfavor, disfavour, dislike, drift, favor, favoritism, favour, favouritism, impartiality, leaning, literalism, movement, nonpartisanship, partiality, partisanship, perseveration, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, set, sympathy, trend, understanding|
|2.||tendency (feeling) an inclination to do something|
|Samples||He felt leanings toward frivolity.|
|3.||tendency (attribute) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect|
|Samples||The alkaline inclination of the local waters.|
Fabric with a tendency to shrink.
|Narrower (hyponym)||buoyancy, desire, electronegativity, heterosis, hybrid vigor, negativity, stainability|
|4.||tendency (location) a general direction in which something tends to move|
|Samples||The shoreward tendency of the current.|
The trend of the stock market.
|Broader (hypernym)||direction, way|