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"propensity" in British English

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propensitynoun [S]

uk   /prəˈpen.sɪ.ti/  us   /-sə.t̬i/ formal
(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
a ​tendency to ​behave in a ​particular way: [+ to infinitive] The ​pollconfirmedAmericans’ ​growing propensity to ​invest in the ​stockmarket.
(Definition of propensity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"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 totravel further to an ​airport.a propensity for sth The ​seniormanagement in our ​company does not have a great propensity for ​change.
(Definition of propensity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “propensity”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不良的)倾向,嗜好,癖好…
in Turkish doğal eğilim, istek, meyil…
in Russian склонность…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不良的)傾向,嗜好,癖好…
in Polish skłonność…
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