Meaning of “propensity” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “propensity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"propensity" in American English

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propensitynoun [ U ]

us /prəˈpen·sɪ·t̬i/ fml

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"propensity" in Business English

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propensitynoun [ S ]

uk /prəʊˈpensəti/ us /prəˈpensəti/

if someone has a propensity to behave in a particular way or prefer a particular thing, they are likely to behave in that way or like that thing:

Low fares are increasing people's propensity to travel further to an airport.
a propensity for sth The senior management in our company does not have a great propensity for change.

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