Definitions for inclination

Definitions for (noun) inclination

Main entry: inclination, inclining

Definition: the act of inclining; bending forward

Usage: an inclination of his head indicated his agreement

Main entry: inclination, tendency

Definition: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

Usage: the alkaline inclination of the local waters; fabric with a tendency to shrink

Main entry: lean, leaning, list, tilt, inclination

Definition: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

Usage: the tower had a pronounced tilt; the ship developed a list to starboard; he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

Main entry: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Main entry: inclination

Definition: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

Usage: her inclination is for classical music

Main entry: inclination, angle of inclination

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

Main entry: inclination, inclination of an orbit

Definition: (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

Main entry: dip, angle of dip, inclination, magnetic inclination, magnetic dip

Definition: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

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