Associations to the word «Tendency»


TENDENCY, noun. A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
TENDENCY, noun. (politics) An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
TENDENCY TONE, noun. (music) a pitch that tends to move toward another pitch, usually the submediant or the leading tone
TENDENCY TONES, noun. Plural of tendency tone
TENDENCY WRITING, noun. (literature) Literature produced in order to promote a cause or serve a rhetorical purpose that the writing itself never makes explicit. These purposes are typically social, political, or moral.

Dictionary definition

TENDENCY, 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".
TENDENCY, noun. An inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity".
TENDENCY, 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".
TENDENCY, noun. A general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market".

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