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tendency

ten·den·cy

tendency

 
 
pronunciation:
ten dn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tendencies
definition 1: the fact of being likely to move in a certain direction.
The wheel has a tendency to roll to the right.
synonyms:
trend
similar words:
drift, list
definition 2: the fact of being likely to act in some way.
He has a tendency to get angry if he doesn't get his way.
synonyms:
disposition, inclination
similar words:
aptitude, bias, instinct, preference, slant, streak
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