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Tendency meaning

tendency - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.
  2. 2. Direction; inclination; drift.

tendency - examples of usage

  1. She had watched with growing anxiety the girl's tendency to various kinds of self- devotion. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The tendency of her spirit seemed to be in an altogether different direction; and of a different nature. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The daughters from the earliest age are brought up under a system of education the practical tendency of which is to train their minds out of the associations of farming. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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