Synonyms of inclination


1. inclination, disposition, tendency, attitude, mental attitude

usage: 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"

2. inclination, inclination of an orbit, angle

usage: (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

3. inclination, angle of inclination, angle

usage: (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

4. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination, angle

usage: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

5. inclination, liking

usage: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"

6. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning, position, spatial relation

usage: 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"

7. tendency, inclination, disposition

usage: 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"

8. inclination, inclining, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

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Definition and meaning of inclination (Dictionary)