Definition of TENDENCY


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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market" ;

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