Translation of "tendency" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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tendencynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈten.də us /ˈten.də

C1 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.

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.

[ + 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。

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