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inclination 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌinkləˈnāSHən/,/ˌiNGklə-/,
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inclinations, plural;
  1. A person's natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition or propensity
    • - John was a scientist by training and inclination
    • - he was free to follow his inclinations
  2. An interest in or liking for (something)
    • - Burger King and Wendy's didn't show any inclination to jump into a price war with McDonald's
  3. A slope or slant
    • - changes in inclination of the line on the graph
  4. A bending of the body or head in a bow
    • - the questioner's inclination of his head
  5. The dip of a magnetic needle

  6. The angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another

  7. The angle between the orbital plane of a planet, comet, etc., and the ecliptic, or between the orbital plane of a satellite and the equatorial plane of its primary

  8. The angle between the axis of an astronomical object and a fixed reference angle


  1. 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"
  2. (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
  3. (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
  4. dip: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  5. that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
  6. tilt: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
  7. Inclination in general is the angle between a reference plane and another plane or axis of direction.
  8. "Inclination" is a science fiction novella by William Shunn. It appeared in the April/May 2006 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2007.
  9. A physical tilt or bend; A slant or slope; A mental tendency; The angle of intersection of a reference plane
  10. (Inclined) A slanted or angled plane not parallel to the ground. VPs for Inclined planes are found above or below the HL on vertical lines relative to their rotation.
  11. (Inclined) During an inclination test, a set of standard weights are run on rails across the beam of the ship.  The amount of tilt (inclination) caused by moving the weights a certain amount can be used in calculations to determine how much the ship weighs. ...
  12. The angle of the long axis of a tooth from a particular line of reference; the tilt or tip of a tooth.
  13. The word that Kant used to refer to our feelings, emotions, and desires which contrast with reason. Inclination was seen as physical, causally-determined, and irrational, while reason was portrayed as non-physical, free, and obviously rational.
  14. 1. A disposition or tendency to behave one way rather than another. 2. A preference for, or leaning toward, one set of thoughts or actions rather than another. From the Middle English enclinen, ultimately from Latin clinare, to lean.
  15. A measure of the tilt of a planet's orbital plane in relation to that of the Earth.
  16. The angle between a line in the Earth's magnetic field and the horizontal plane; also a synonym for dip.
  17. (magnetic) The scientific name to the magnetic dip angle.
  18. the angle which the satellite's orbit makes to the earth's equator.  Ideally, a geostationary satellite would have an inclination of zero degrees, but in reality towards the end of the satellite's life there is not enough fuel to make the minor orbit corrections required for zero degrees ...
  19. The angle at which an orbit is tilted with respect of a plane of reference, symbol ' i '.
  20. the vertical angle of a rock surface or rock art image relative to the ground.
  21. A characteristic disposition to do, prefer, or favor one thing rather than another; a propensity
  22. a tilting of something; act or the action of bending
  23. Banking or leaning the entire body to put the ski on its edge.
  24. Defined by Korvenkontio (1934) as the angle between prisms or HSB and the normal on the EDJ in vertical sections. The inclination is zero when HSB are perpendicular to the EDJ. Positive values describe prisms or HSB that are directed toward the tooth apex.
  25. desires and feelings based in our biological and physical nature; inclinations correspond to needs, the nonsatisfaction of which is painful; they are part of the "empirical self," of which we become conscious by inner perception. ...