- A physical tilt or bend.
- The inclination of his head increased and he awoke with a start.
- A slant or slope.
- The road up to the house had a steep inclination.
- A mental tendency.
- His inclination to drink escalated to alcoholism.
- (geometry) The angle of intersection of a reference plane
- (obsolete) A person or thing loved or admired.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Temple to this entry?)
- c. 1771, John Adams, speaking in a trial
- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
physical tilt or bend
slant or slope
geometry: angle of intersection
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Translations to be checked
inclination f (plural inclinations)
- inclination (all senses)