|—n (often foll by for, to, towards, |
|1.||a particular disposition, esp a liking or preference; tendency: I've no inclination for such dull work|
|2.||the degree of deviation from a particular plane, esp a horizontal or vertical plane|
|3.||a sloping or slanting surface; incline|
|4.||the act of inclining or the state of being inclined|
|5.||the act of bowing or nodding the head|
|a. the angle between a line on a graph and the positive limb of the x-axis|
|b. the smaller dihedral angle between one plane and another|
|7.||astronomy the angle between the plane of the orbit of a planet or comet and another plane, usually that of the ecliptic|
|8.||physics another name for dip|
inclination in·cli·na·tion (ĭn'klə-nā'shən)
A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical; a slant.
The deviation of the long axis of a tooth from perpendicular.
A tendency toward a certain condition or character.
A characteristic disposition to do, prefer, or favor one thing rather than another; a propensity.
|inclination (ĭn'klə-nā'shən) Pronunciation Key
A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical.