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/inˈklīn/,
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inclines, 3rd person singular present; inclined, past participle; inclining, present participle; inclined, past tense;
  1. Feel willing or favorably disposed toward (an action, belief, or attitude)
    • - he was inclined to accept the offer
    • - Lucy was inclined to a belief in original sin
  2. (esp. as a polite formula) Tend toward holding a specified opinion
    • - I'm inclined to agree with you
  3. Make (someone) willing or disposed to do something
    • - his prejudice inclines him to overlook obvious facts
  4. Feel favorably disposed to someone or something
    • - I incline to the view that this conclusion is untenable
  5. Have a tendency to do something
    • - she's inclined to gossip with complete strangers
  6. Have a specified disposition or talent
    • - some people are very mathematically inclined
  7. Lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, esp. the vertical or horizontal
    • - the bunker doors incline outward
    • - an inclined ramp
  8. Bend (one's head) forward and downward


  1. inclined(p): (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"
  2. at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
  3. disposed(p): having made preparations; "prepared to take risks"
  4. (inclination) 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"
  5. (inclination) (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
  6. (inclination) (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
  7. (inclination) dip: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  8. (inclination) that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
  9. Inclination in general is the angle between a reference plane and another plane or axis of direction.
  10. (Inclination (novella)) "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.
  11. (inclination) A physical tilt or bend; A slant or slope; A mental tendency; The angle of intersection of a reference plane
  12. (inclination) the faculty or object which motivates a person to act in a heteronomous way. Following inclinations is neither morally good nor morally bad, except when doing so directly prevents a person from acting ac­cording to duty-i.e. ...
  13. (Inclination) 1. A deviation from the vertical or horizontal. Also the angle of a slope or a dip. 2. magnetic: The angle between the horizontal plane and a magnetic line of force.
  14. (inclination) 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. (Inclination) The angle of the long axis of a tooth from a particular line of reference; the tilt or tip of a tooth.
  16. (Inclination) Banking or leaning the entire body to put the ski on its edge.
  17. (Inclination) 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.
  18. (Inclination) The angle a target is above the altitude of the shooter.
  19. (Inclination) The angle at which an orbit is tilted with respect of a plane of reference, symbol ' i '.
  20. (Inclination) 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.
  21. (Inclination) When a skier is making a turn they will lean in the direction of the turn in order to get the ski edges to grab the snow.
  22. (Inclination) is a prospect's likelihood to make philanthropic gifts or demonstration of past giving and may be expressed as an inclination rating.
  23. (Inclination) 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 ...
  24. (Inclination) the vertical angle of a rock surface or rock art image relative to the ground.
  25. (Inclination. (1)) Astrologically, the motion of a body toward a position in the horoscope other than the one it held at birth. (2) Astronomically, the angle at which the orbit of a planet crosses another orbit, particularly the ecliptic. ...