See also: Disposition
disposition (plural dispositions)
- The arrangement or placement of certain things.
- The scouts reported on the disposition of the enemy troops.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. […] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
- Tendency or inclination under given circumstances.
- I have little disposition now to do as you say.
- Salt has a disposition to dissolve in water.
- Temperamental makeup or habitual mood.
- She has a sunny disposition.
- He has such a foul disposition.
- Control over something.
- You will have full disposition of these funds.
- (law) Transfer or relinquishment to the care or possession of another.
- The court ordered the disposition of all assets.
- (law) Final decision or settlement.
- The disposition of the case will be announced tomorrow.
- (medicine) The destination of a patient after medical treatment such as surgery.
- The patient was given a disposition for outpatient care.
- (music) The set of choirs of strings on a harpsichord.
- This small harpsichord has a 1 x 4' disposition.
tendency or inclination
The arrangement or placement of certain things
Temperamental makeup or habitual mood
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- To remove or place in a different position.
disposition f (plural dispositions)
- arrangement; layout
- disposal; the ability or authority to use something
- step; arrangement; measure
- disposition; tendency
- “disposition” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).