Textual thesaurus for "inclination"

(noun) inclining

the act of inclining; bending forward

an inclination of his head indicated his agreement

(noun) tendency

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

(noun) lean, leaning, list, tilt

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

(noun) disposition, tendency

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

(noun) angle of inclination

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

(noun) inclination of an orbit

(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

(noun) dip, angle of dip, magnetic inclination, magnetic dip

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon