English noun: inclination
|1.||inclination (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.||inclination (shape) (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees|
|Synonyms||inclination of an orbit|
|Domain category||astronomy, uranology|
|3.||inclination (shape) (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|
|4.||inclination (shape) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon|
|Synonyms||angle of dip, dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination|
|Domain category||natural philosophy, physics|
|5.||inclination (feeling) that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking|
|Samples||Her inclination is for classical music.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||leaning, propensity, stomach, tendency, undertow|
|6.||inclination (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical|
|Samples||The tower had a pronounced tilt.|
The ship developed a list to starboard.
He walked with a heavy inclination to the right.
|Synonyms||lean, leaning, list, tilt|
|Broader (hypernym)||position, spatial relation|
|7.||inclination (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|
|8.||inclination (act) the act of inclining; bending forward|
|Samples||An inclination of his head indicated his agreement.|
|Broader (hypernym)||motility, motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bob, nod, stoop|