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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
Translations of “tendency”
in Korean 성향, 경향…
in Arabic مَيل, نَزْعة…
in Portuguese tendência, inclinação, propensão…
in Catalan tendència…
in Japanese 傾向, きらい…
in Italian tendenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) (思想、行為等的)傾向, 趨勢, 傾向…
in Russian тенденция…
in Turkish eğilim, meyil, istek…
in Polish tendencja…
(Definition of tendency from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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