Part of speech:
(Linguis.) A gradual change along a certain line of development in the various elements of a language
The act of a person or thing that leans
(Music) A system of adjustment of the intervals between the tones of an instrument of fixed intonation: it may be pure temperament, in which the intervals are set exactly according to theory, or equal temperament, as in a piano, in which the pitch of the tones is adjusted slightly to make them suitable for all keys
The part of a body of liquid or gas that has a continuous onward movement:
An inclination or tendency
A tendency to perform a certain action or behave in a certain way; usual way of doing something
Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
(An) inborn tendency to behave in a way characteristic of a species; natural, unlearned, predictable response to stimuli
Preference or taste:
Effort; endeavor; impulse
Particular fondness or liking
The condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection
The right or chance to make a choice:
A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
Propensity is defined as a natural tendency.
Reflex is defined as something that you do or think automatically, or a reflection.
Relation is the connection between people and things, or the way in which two or more different groups feel about each other or someone who is part of your family as a result of blood or marriage.
The definition of a result is how something ended or the outcome of some action.
A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
Tenor is the general course or mood of something.
Vocation is defined as a call to do something, especially regarding religious work.
A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
Something, such as molted skin, that is thrown off, out, or away.
The definition of a squint is a situation where the eyes are partially closed, or is slang for a quick look.
A characteristic mood, style, or habit; a natural inclination:
Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
Meaning or import
The practical or essential significance of some concept or quality
Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
Solid quality; substantial character
Outward or lateral stress in a structure, as that exerted by an arch or vault.
A way or means of reaching something; an access:
(Usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
The definition of tendentious is deliberate aim, or a definite point of view.
A natural attraction; affinity
A path that something or someone moves along.
Custom is defined as a tradition or a usual way to behave.
An organized movement to achieve some purpose; campaign
- Tenor , equivalent in this connection to drift , connotes more strongly the clarity or purport of the unstated purpose or objective the general tenor of the Bill of Rights
- Drift refers either to the course along which something is being carried or driven the drift toward absolute conformity or to a course taken by something that has unstated or unclear implications what is the drift of this argument?
- Current differs from trend in connoting a clearly defined course, but one also subject to change the current of one's life
- Trend suggests a general direction, with neither a definite course nor goal, subject to change or fluctuation by some external force a recent trend in literature
- Tendency refers to an inclination or disposition to move in a particular direction or act in a certain way, esp. as a result of some inherent quality or habit he has a tendency toward exaggeration
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