inclination  

  • Pronunciation of inclination: IH0 N K L AH0 N EY1 SH AH0 N (,ɪnklə'neɪʃən)

  • Number of syllables of inclination: 4

  • Pronunciation Video of inclination

  • Definition of 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  
  • Examples of inclination

    • Even with the time and inclination, though, I'm loath to become involved again.  
    • I empathize with your inclination to view the issue as sterile.  
    • My inclination is to revert the removal of the tag.  
    • However, I don't have the energy or the inclination to squabble.  
    • I don't have the inclination or the patience at the moment.  
    • The inclination was to hope for the best.  
    • My inclination is to keep the explanatory text in the article.  
    • The inclination is to consider the implementation of this model prospectively.  
    • The inclination of the orbit is not known.  
    • It is the repetitive inclination to demonstrate the motive.  

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