Translation of "tendency" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈten.də

If someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it

[ + to infinitive ] His tendency to exaggerate is well known. 他喜欢夸张是出了名的。

If there is a tendency for something to happen, it is likely to happen or it often happens

There is a tendency for unemployment to rise in the summer. 夏季的失业率有上升的趋势。

If there is a tendency to do something, it starts to happen more often or starts to increase

[ + 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。

(Translation of “tendency” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)