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tendency

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈten.dən.si/
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. 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. 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.
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in Korean 성향, 경향…
in Arabic مَيل, نَزْعة…
in Portuguese tendência, inclinação, propensão…
in Catalan tendència…
in Japanese 傾向, きらい…
in Italian tendenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) (思想、行為等的)傾向, 趨勢, 傾向…
in Russian тенденция…
in Turkish eğilim, meyil, istek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (思想、行为等的)倾向, 趋势, 倾向…
in Polish tendencja…
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