Meaning of inclination

Definition of inclination

(noun) 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"
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
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"
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"
the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

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