Definition of INCLINATION

noun : INCLINATION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict" ;

  • 5. (

    ) that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement" ;


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