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inclination

noun uk   /ˌɪn.klɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  

inclination noun (FEELING)

C2 [C or U] a feeling that you want to do a particular thing, or the fact that you prefer or are more likely to do a particular thing: [+ to infinitive] My own inclination would be to look for another job. We should be basing our decisions on solid facts, not inclinations and hunches.

inclination noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] formal a small downward movement: a solemn inclination of the head

inclination noun (ANGLE)

[C usually singular, U] specialized mathematics, engineering the angle at which something slopes
Translations of “inclination”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺, 傾向, 愛好…
in Russian склонность, желание…
in Turkish eğilim, heves, merak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉, 倾向, 爱好…
in Polish skłonność, chęć…
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