Translation of "tendency" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

See all translations

tendencynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈten.dən.si/ us /ˈten.dən.si/

C1 If someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it.

(思想、行為等的)傾向
[ + to infinitive ] His tendency to exaggerate is well known. 他喜歡誇張是出了名的。

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

趨勢
There is a tendency for unemployment to rise in the summer. 夏季的失業率有上升趨勢。

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

傾向
[ + to infinitive ] There is a growing tendency to regard money more highly than quality of life. 越來越多人傾向把金錢看得重於生活品質。

More examples

  • He complained that there was a tendency to equate right-wing politics with self-interest.
  • There is a tendency in films to make the equation between violence and excitement.
  • Apparently some people have an inborn tendency to develop certain kinds of tumour.
  • She's one of those authors who has a tendency to overwrite.
  • Our best intentions are sometimes subverted by our natural tendency to selfishness.

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