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inclination (n.)

late 14c., inclinacioun, "condition of being mentally disposed" (to do something), "natural disposition due to a humor or the influence of planets at one's birth," from Old French inclination (14c.) and directly from Latin inclinationem (nominative inclinatio) "a leaning, bending," figuratively "tendency, bias, favor," noun of action from past-participle stem of inclinare "to bend, turn; cause to lean" (see incline (v.)). Meaning "action of bending toward" (something) is from early 15c. That of "amount of a slope" is from 1799.

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Definitions of inclination from WordNet

inclination (n.)
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others;
he had an inclination to give up too easily
Synonyms: disposition / tendency
inclination (n.)
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees;
Synonyms: inclination of an orbit
inclination (n.)
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis);
Synonyms: angle of inclination
inclination (n.)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon;
Synonyms: dip / angle of dip / magnetic dip / magnetic inclination
inclination (n.)
that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking;
her inclination is for classical music
inclination (n.)
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical;
he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
Synonyms: tilt / list / lean / leaning
inclination (n.)
a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect;
the alkaline inclination of the local waters
Synonyms: tendency
inclination (n.)
the act of inclining; bending forward;
an inclination of his head indicated his agreement
Synonyms: inclining
From wordnet.princeton.edu