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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “tendency”

tendency

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈten.dənt.si/
If someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it
(思想、行为等的)倾向
[+ to infinitive] His tendency to exaggerate is well known.
他喜欢夸张是出了名的。
Habitual behaviour
If there is a tendency for something to happen, it is likely to happen or it often happens
趋势
There is a tendency for unemployment to rise in the summer.
夏季的失业率有上升的趋势。
Habitual behaviour
If there is a tendency to do something, it starts to happen more often or starts to increase
倾向
[+ to infinitive] There is a growing tendency to regard money more highly than quality of life.
越来越多的人倾向于把金钱看得重于生活质量。
Habitual behaviour
(Definition of tendency from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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