inclination


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inclination

noun affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, direction, fondness, inclinatio, leaning, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, slant, studium, tendency, voluntas
Foreign phrases: Judicium redditur in invitum, in praeeumptione legis.In presumption of law, a judgment is given against one's inclination. Favores ampliandi sunt; odia restringenda. Favorable inclinations should be ennouraged, animosities should be restrained.
See also: affection, affinity, amenability, animus, aptitude, bias, character, characteristic, choice, color, complexion, conatus, conviction, course, design, desire, direction, disposition, favor, habit, instinct, intent, notion, partiality, penchant, perspective, persuasion, point of view, position, posture, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, propensity, regard, stand, standpoint, tendency, will
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Under these reflections I continued very pensive and sad for near month, and did not go down to the Bath, having no inclination to be with the woman whom I was with before; lest, as I thought, she should prompt me to some wicked course of life again, as she had done; and besides, I was very loth she should know I was cast off as above.
The Pulse system features 12 ROV deployable INTEGRIpod acoustic data loggers on the mooring line s upper section to measure actual inclinations.
Co-author Robert Gegear, PhD, assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, explained, "Our study shows that monarchs use a sophisticated magnetic inclination compass system for navigation similar to that used by much larger-brained migratory vertebrates such as birds and sea turtles.
Researchers found that tethered monarchs in simulators oriented themselves in a southerly direction and used the inclination angle of Earth's magnetic field to guide their movement.
The At Bit Inclination Assembly (ABIA) is embedded directly into Inrock's seven- or eight-inch XTM mud motor, said Danny Crumpton, Inrock technical sales manager.
Upper and lower limit switches are employed to prevent excess inclination or damage to the unit.
On a cognitivist theory of emotion, in contrast to this common reading of Kant's view, duty might require us to shape our sensible nature in such a way that an inclination like sympathy helps us identify and perform actions with moral worth.
We analyzed the trunk inclination angle at the time of foot-contact, maximum inclination of trunk, and foot-off.
Do you think my sex drive will ever return and is there anything I can do to help, even though, as I say, I have little inclination at present?
The inclination of the rings with respect to the Earth then began to increase and reached a maximum of approximately 4[degrees] at the end of May.
In this case, "tapering" means an increase of the inclination angle of the external surface of the shaft, keeping constant the volume of material.