Definitions for: Inclination


[n] the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
[n] (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
[n] (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
[n] (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon



Synonyms: angle of dip, angle of inclination, dip, disposition, inclination of an orbit, inclining, lean, leaning, list, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, tendency, tendency, tilt

Antonyms: disinclination

See Also: angle, attitude, bent, bob, Call, desire, devices, direction, disapproval, disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disposition, drift, electronegativity, favor, favoritism, favour, favouritism, impartiality, leaning, leaning, liking, literalism, mental attitude, motility, motion, move, movement, movement, negativity, nod, nonpartisanship, partiality, partisanship, perseveration, position, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, propensity, set, spatial relation, stainability, stoop, sympathy, tendency, trend, understanding, undertow

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