inclination
noun.
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
he had an inclination to give up too easily|a tendency to be too strict
noun.
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
noun.
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
noun.
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
noun.
that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
her inclination is for classical music
noun.
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
the tower had a pronounced tilt|the ship developed a list to starboard|he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
Synonym: lean, leaning, list, tilt
noun.
a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
the alkaline inclination of the local waters|fabric with a tendency to shrink
Synonym: tendency
noun.
the act of inclining; bending forward
an inclination of his head indicated his agreement
Synonym: inclining