tendency

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material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance absorbent , absorbent material
material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance adsorbent , adsorbent material
tendency, strong affinity , partiality , penchant , predilection
tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes basophilia
beautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes bead fern , Onoclea sensibilis , sensitive fern
individual tendency bent
tendency, individual bent , disposition , inclination
inclination or tendency bent , propensity
congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son bleeder's disease , haemophilia , hemophilia
schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia borderline schizophrenia , latent schizophrenia
tendency for a visual object to be perceived as having the same brightness under widely different conditions of illumination brightness constancy
tendency to float in water or other liquid buoyancy
float in liquid or rise in gas, tendency to buoyancy
form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement catatonia , catatonic schizophrenia , catatonic type schizophrenia
quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change changeability , changeableness
quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged changelessness , unchangeability , unchangeableness , unchangingness
tendency to associate with only a select group clannishness , cliquishness , exclusiveness
Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric closure , law of closure
tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions color constancy , colour constancy
disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others complaisance , compliance , compliancy , deference , obligingness
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