Associations to the word «Inclination»

Wiktionary

INCLINATION, noun. A physical tilt or bend
INCLINATION, noun. A slant or slope
INCLINATION, noun. ​A mental tendency
INCLINATION, noun. (geometry) The angle of intersection of a reference plane
INCLINATION, noun. (obsolete) A person or thing loved or admired.

Dictionary definition

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".
INCLINATION, noun. (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees.
INCLINATION, noun. (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis).
INCLINATION, noun. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
INCLINATION, noun. That toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music".
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".
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".
INCLINATION, noun. The act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats