Dictionary Results for inclination

1. 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"

Synonym(s): disposition, tendency

Hypernym(s): attitude, mental_attitude

2. inclination - noun

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

Synonym(s): inclination_of_an_orbit

Hypernym(s): angle

3. inclination - noun

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

Synonym(s): angle_of_inclination

Hypernym(s): angle

4. inclination - noun

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

Synonym(s): dip, angle_of_dip, magnetic_dip, magnetic_inclination

Hypernym(s): angle

5. inclination - noun

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

Hypernym(s): liking

Antonym(s): disinclination

6. inclination - 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(s): tilt, list, lean, leaning

Hypernym(s): position, spatial_relation

7. inclination - 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(s): tendency

Hypernym(s): disposition

8. inclination - noun

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

Synonym(s): inclining

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility

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