inclination

  • 1 inclination — [ ɛ̃klinasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • inclinacion 1236 ; lat. inclinatio 1 ♦ Mouvement affectif, spontané vers un objet ou une fin. ⇒ appétit, désir, envie, penchant, propension, tendance. « Ses bonnes inclinations s altérèrent » (Chateaubriand). Agir contre… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Inclination — in general is the angle between a reference plane and another plane or axis of direction. The axial tilt is expressed as the angle made by the planet s axis and a line drawn through the planet s center perpendicular to the orbital plane. Orbits… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Inclination — In cli*na tion, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F. inclination.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or horizontal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 inclination — [in΄klə nā′shən] n. [OFr < L inclinatio < pp. of inclinare, INCLINE] 1. the act of bending, leaning, or sloping; esp., a bowing or nodding 2. an inclined surface or plane; slope; incline; slant 3. the extent or degree of incline from a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 inclination — I noun affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, direction, fondness, inclinatio, leaning, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, slant, studium,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 inclination — of an orbit kingpin inclination …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 7 inclination — (n.) condition of being mentally disposed (to do something), late 14c., from M.Fr. inclination (14c.) and directly from L. inclinationem (nom. inclinatio) a leaning, bending, figuratively tendency, bias, favor, noun of action from pp. stem of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 inclination — [n1] tendency, bent affection, appetite, aptitude, aptness, attachment, attraction, bias, capability, capacity, cup of tea*, desire, disposition, drift, druthers*, fancy, fondness, groove*, idiosyncrasy, impulse, leaning, liking, mind, movement,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 inclination — ► NOUN 1) a natural tendency to act or feel in a particular way. 2) (inclination for/to/towards) an interest in or liking for. 3) a slope or slant. 4) the angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Inclination — (v. lat.), 1) so v.w. Neigung; 2) (Math.), die Richtung einer geraden Linie nach einem bestimmten Punkte, den sie nämlich trifft, wenn sie verlängert wird; 3) (Verschleifung) die in der älteren Dichtersprache gewöhnliche Abkürzung der Wörter, wo… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 inclination — Inclination, Procliuitas, Propensio, Inclinatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 12 inclination — (in kli na sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de pencher.    Terme de laboratoire. Verser par inclination, verser quelque liqueur en penchant doucement le vaisseau. 2°   Particulièrement. Action de pencher la tête ou le corps en… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 INCLINATION — s. f. Action de pencher. Dans ce sens, il ne se dit guère que de L action de pencher la tête ou le corps en signe d acquiescement ou de respect. Il fit une légère inclination de tête. Faire une profonde inclination devant le saint sacrement.   En …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 INCLINATION — n. f. Action d’incliner. Dans ce sens, il ne se dit guère que de l’Action de pencher la tête ou le corps en signe d’acquiescement ou de respect. Il fit une légère inclination de tête. Faire une profonde inclination devant le Saint Sacrement. Il… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 inclination — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ slight ▪ I did not feel the slightest inclination to hurry. ▪ little ▪ He has shown little inclination to resolve the conflict …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 inclination — I. Inclination. s. f. Action de celuy qui incline sa teste, ou tout son corps. Il a fait une inclination de teste. On dit en Chymie. Verser par inclination. II. Inclination. Disposition & pente naturelle à quelque chose. Il ne se dit que des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 17 inclination — in|cli|na|tion [ˌıŋklıˈneıʃən] n 1.) [U and C] a feeling that makes you want to do something ▪ My natural inclination was to say no. inclination to do sth ▪ Neither of my children showed the slightest inclination to follow me into journalism. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 inclination — n. 1) to feel an inclination 2) a natural; strong inclination 3) an inclination for, to, towards 4) an inclination to + inf. (the carburetor has an inclination to flood) * * * [ˌɪnklɪ neɪʃ(ə)n] strong inclination to towards a natural an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 inclination */ — UK [ˌɪŋklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inclination : singular inclination plural inclinations 1) [often in negatives] a feeling that you want to do something inclination to do something: I haven t the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 inclination — noun 1 DESIRE (C, U) a feeling that makes you want to do something: You always follow your own inclinations instead of considering other people s feelings. | inclination to do sth: I have not the slightest inclination to take unnecessary risks. 2 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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