[ noun ] an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"
Used in print(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
Besides showing no inclination , apparently , to absent himself from his native region even for short periods , and in_addition writing a shelf of books set in the region , he has handled in those books an astonishingly complete list of matters which have been important in the South during the past hundred years .
Although Faulkner was the heir in his own family to this tradition , he did not have Stark_Young 's inclination to romanticize and sentimentalize the planter society .
[ noun ] (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
Used in print(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
If it is assumed that the formula given by Lodge of * * f , cosec 2lc applies , the pressure difference along the major_axes can be calculated from the angle of inclination of the major_axis , and from this the interfacial_tension can be calculated .
[ noun ] (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
He related events on earth to periodic celestial phenomena and indicated that the years of maximum inclination of the ecliptic coincided with the years of important electrical discoveries .