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inclination

in kluh nay shuhn

  • n  an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    he had an inclination to give up too easily
  • n  (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
  • n  (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
  • n  (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  • n  that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
    her inclination is for classical music
  • n  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • n  a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
    the alkaline inclination of the local waters
  • n  the act of inclining; bending forward
    an inclination of his head indicated his agreement

  • Access to condoms is one issue; inclination to use them is another.
  • But the inclination to get out of town survived.
  • Pressed for details of the wedding, His Majesty countered: "It will be a marriage of inclination .
News & Articles

  • Matt Flynn Isn’t the First Unused Quarterback Traded to Start
    COMMENTARY | Criticize a leader's inexperience all you want, but the end-results are what will matter, and this holds true for NFL signal callers. Teams are increasingly willing to push unseasoned quarterbacks into the frying pan, although the science of unearthing a star is still a crapshoot, if the current league landscape is any inclination.
    June 13, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports
  • Dissing Israel: Kerry’s blunder
    By Tribune-Review Perpetuating a foreign-policy mistake that the Obama administration made at its outset and shows no inclination to correct, Secretary of State John Kerry has reaffirmed ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
Quotes

  • David Stern in CNBC
    Stern said he has put the issue on the agenda at this week's Board of Governor's meeting, "but our inclination is that this is a matter for the teams to look their fans in the face, and their competitive colleagues in the face and make the right...
  • Leo Mazzone in ESPN
    This is just the business of baseball,Mazzone said. "I had a strong inclination that 2007 was going to be my last year in Baltimore when Sam Perlozzo was released and Dave Trembley was hired. While disappointed at not having the...
  • Charles Schumer in International Herald Tribune
    There is no one more suited for this job by way of intelligence, experience, inclination and temperament,Sen. Charles Schumer, a member of the finance panel, said Tuesday. "He has come clean on the tax issue and no one has alleged any...

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