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English definition of “predisposition”

predisposition

noun [C]     /ˌpriː.dɪ.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/ formal
the state of being likely to behave in a particular way or to suffer from a particular disease: She has an annoying predisposition to find fault. There is evidence that a predisposition to(wards) asthma runs in families.Habitual behaviourDisease and illness - general words
(Definition of predisposition noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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