- 1. a person's natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition or propensity: "John was a scientist by training and inclination"
- 2. a slope or slant: "changes in inclination of the line on the graph"
1 day ago · inclination in American English. (ˌɪnkləˈneɪʃən ) noun. 1. the act of bending, leaning, or sloping; esp., a bowing or nodding. 2. an inclined surface or plane; slope; incline; slant. 3. the extent or degree of incline from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.
n. 1. (often foll by: for, to, towards, or an infinitive) a particular disposition, esp a liking or preference; tendency: I've no inclination for such dull work. 2. the degree of deviation from a particular plane, esp a horizontal or vertical plane. 3. a sloping or slanting surface; incline.
[countable] inclination to do something a new way of doing something that is starting to develop There is an inclination to treat geography as a less important subject. There is an inclination to present a one-sided view of the researchers' findings. Oxford Collocations Dictionary
a tendency toward a certain condition, action, etc.: the door's inclination to stick. deviation or amount of deviation from a normal, especially horizontal or vertical, direction or position. an inclined surface.
[count] : the act of bending your head or body forward : the act of inclining your head or body He acknowledged us with a slight inclination [= (more commonly) nod] of his head. INCLINATION meaning: 1 : a feeling of wanting to do something a tendency to do something; 2 : a slanting surface slope
[uncountable, countable] a feeling that makes you want to do something inclination (to do something) He did not show the slightest inclination to leave. My natural inclination is to find a compromise. She had neither the time nor the inclination to help them. inclination (toward/for something) She lacked any inclination for housework.
inclination. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English in‧cli‧na‧tion /ˌɪŋkləˈneɪʃən/ AWL noun 1 [ countable, uncountable] a feeling that makes you want to do something My natural inclination was to say no. inclination to do something Neither of my children showed the slightest inclination to follow me into journalism.