inclination
[ɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
inclinations (plural noun)
  1. a person's natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.
    "John was a scientist by training and inclination" ·
    "Fanny showed little inclination to talk about anything serious" · "he was free to follow his inclinations"
    antonyms:
  2. the fact or degree of sloping.
    "changes in inclination of the line on the graph"
    • the action of inclining the body or head.
      "the questioner's inclination of his head"
      synonyms:
      bowing · bow · bending · nod · nodding · lowering · dip
    • the dip of a magnetic needle.
  3. the angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another.
    synonyms:
    gradient · incline · slope · pitch · ramp · bank · ascent · rise · acclivity ·
    descent · declivity · slant · lift · tilt · cant · camber · bevel · angle
    • astronomy
      the angle between the orbital plane of a planet, comet, etc. and the ecliptic, or between the orbital plane of a satellite and the equatorial plane of its primary.
      "cometary orbits vary widely in inclination"
Origin
late Middle English: from Latin inclinatio(n-), from inclinare ‘bend towards’ ( see incline).
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How to use inclination in a sentence?
he felt no inclination to recede from the agreement into which he had entered.
Fanny showed little inclination to talk about anything serious.
my inborn inclination for things with moving parts.
John was a scientist by training and inclination.
changes in inclination of the line on the graph.
cometary orbits vary widely in inclination.
the questioner's inclination of his head.
he was free to follow his inclinations.
How to say inclination in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans lus
Arabic (NOUN)الميل, ميل, ميله, ميلا, نزعة
Bangla খেয়াল
Bosnian (Latin) sklonost
Bulgarian (NOUN)наклон, склонност, накланяне
Cantonese (Traditional) 傾向
Catalan (NOUN)inclinació
Chinese Simplified 倾向
Chinese Traditional 傾向
Croatian (NOUN)sklonost, nagib
Czech (NOUN)sklon, náklonnost
Danish (NOUN)hældning, tilbøjelighed, lyst
Dutch (NOUN)inclinatie, neiging, Glooiingshoek, helling
Estonian (NOUN)kalle, kalde
Fijian vatavatairalago
Filipino pagkahilig
Finnish (NOUN)kaltevuus, kallistuskulma, Inklinaatio, haluja, kulman, taipumus, suuntaus
French (NOUN)inclinaison, penchant, velléité, propension
German (NOUN)Neigung, Inklination, Schrägstellung, Hang, Steigung
Greek (NOUN)κλίση, διάθεση
Haitian Creole enklinasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)הנטייה, נטייה
Hindi (NOUN)झुकाव
Hungarian (NOUN)dőlés, hajlandóság
Indonesian (NOUN)kecenderungan
Italian (NOUN)inclinazione, propensione, pendenza, dislivello
Japanese (NOUN)傾斜, 傾き, 傾斜角, 性向, 勾配, 倒れ
Kiswahili mwelekeo
Korean (NOUN)성향, 경사, 기울기, 기질
Latvian (NOUN)slīpuma, aizraušanās
Lithuanian (NOUN)pokrypis, nuosaka, polinkis, noro
Malagasy fironana
Malay (Latin) kecenderungan
Maltese (NOUN)inklinazzjoni
Norwegian Bokmål helling
Persian (NOUN)تمایل
Polish (NOUN)nachylenia, ochoty, Inklinacja, skłonność, pochylenie
Portuguese (NOUN)inclinação, pendor
Querétaro Otomi inclinación
Romanian (NOUN)înclinaţie
Russian (NOUN)склонность, наклона, угол наклона, угла наклона, влечения, уклон
Samoan mea
Serbian (Cyrillic) склоност
Serbian (Latin) sklonost
Slovak (NOUN)sklon, inklináciu
Slovenian (NOUN)naklon, nagnjenje, nagiba, volje
Spanish (NOUN)inclinación
Swedish (NOUN)böjelse, lutning, benägenhet, inklination, lust, nivellering
Tahitian hinaaro
Tamil கருத்து
Telugu స్వభావాన్ని
Thai ความโน้มเอียง
Tongan fakahehema
Turkish (NOUN)eğim, eğilime
Ukrainian (NOUN)нахилу, схильність
Urdu جھکاؤ
Vietnamese (NOUN)độ nghiêng
Welsh (NOUN)awydd
Yucatec Maya inclinación
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