Noun Definition


1.Definition: (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

Category: General

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

Category: General

3.Definition: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Related Noun(s):dip

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):tendency

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):disposition, tendency

Category: General

6.Definition: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

"Her inclination is for classical music"

Category: Feelings

7.Definition: the act of inclining; bending forward

"An inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

Category: General

8.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):lean, list, tilt

Category: General