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predisposition

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌpriː.dɪ.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/ formal
the state of being likely to behave in a particular way or to suffer from a particular disease: She has an annoying predisposition to find fault. There is evidence that a predisposition to(wards) asthma runs in families.
Translations of “predisposition”
in Chinese (Traditional) 傾向, 稟性, (易患某種疾病的)體質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 倾向, 禀性, (易患某种疾病的)体质…
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