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Meaning & Definition of Inclination in English

English

Inclination

/ɪnkləneʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • inclination
  • ,
  • disposition
  • ,
  • tendency

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

    synonym:
  • inclination
  • ,
  • inclination of an orbit

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

    synonym:
  • inclination
  • ,
  • angle of inclination

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

    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • angle of dip
  • ,
  • magnetic dip
  • ,
  • magnetic inclination
  • ,
  • inclination

5. That toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

  • "Her inclination is for classical music"
    synonym:
  • inclination

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"
    synonym:
  • tilt
  • ,
  • list
  • ,
  • inclination
  • ,
  • lean
  • ,
  • leaning

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"
    synonym:
  • tendency
  • ,
  • inclination

8. The act of inclining

  • Bending forward
  • "An inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
    synonym:
  • inclination
  • ,
  • inclining

Examples of using

They say that the first inclination which an animal has is to protect itself.