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inclination   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏInklәˋneʃәn 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˏinkliˊneiʃәn 〕


Overview of noun inclination

The noun inclination has 8 senses


  • inclination, disposition, tendency -- (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")

  • inclination, inclination of an orbit -- ((astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees)

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

  • dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination -- ((physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon)

  • inclination -- (that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music")

  • tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning -- (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")

  • tendency, inclination -- (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")

  • inclination, inclining -- (the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement")