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Definitions of tendency:

  • noun:   a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
    Example: "Fabric with a tendency to shrink"
  • noun:   a general direction in which something tends to move
    Example: "The shoreward tendency of the current"
  • noun:   an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    Example: "A tendency to be too strict"
  • noun:   an inclination to do something


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