I noun affection, appetence, appetency, appetite, aptitude, aptness, ardor, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, cast, character, desire, disposition, fancy, favor, favoritism, fondness, foregone conclusion, inclinatio, inclination, keenness, leaning, liking, longing, natural tendency, nature, partiality, penchant, preapprehension, preconception, preconclusion, preconsideration, predecision, predetermination, predilection, preference, prejudice, prepossession, prodivitas, proclivity, proneness, propenseness, propension, propensity, readiness, studium, susceptibility, taste, temperament, tendency, turn, warp, weakness, willingness, wish, yearning, zeal II index affection, animus, bias, conatus, conviction (persuasion), disposition (inclination), foregone conclusion, habit, inclination, instinct, partiality, penchant, personality, position (point of view), predilection, prejudice (preconception), presumption, proclivity, propensity, tendency

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  • prédisposition — [ predispozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1798; de prédisposer 1 ♦ Tendance naturelle (de qqn) à (un type d activité). ⇒ aptitude, inclination, penchant. Avoir des prédispositions artistiques. Elle a des prédispositions pour la musique, à faire de la musique. 2 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Predisposition — Pre*dis po*si tion, n. [Pref. pre + disposition: cf. F. pr[ e]disposition.] 1. The act of predisposing, or the state of being predisposed; previous inclination, tendency, or propensity; predilection; applied to the mind; as, a predisposition to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predisposition — (n.) 1620s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + DISPOSITION (Cf. disposition) …   Etymology dictionary

  • predisposition — [n] willingness, inclination bent*, bias, choice, cup of tea*, dish*, disposition, druthers*, flash, groove, leaning, likelihood, liking, option, partiality, penchant, potentiality, predilection, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity,… …   New thesaurus

  • predisposition — [prē΄dis pə zish′ən, prē dis΄pə zish′ən] n. the condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection …   English World dictionary

  • predisposition — n. 1) a predisposition to 2) a predisposition to + inf. (a predisposition to act rashly) * * * [ˌpriːdɪspə zɪʃ(ə)n] a predisposition to a predisposition to + inf. (a predisposition to act rashly) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • predisposition — [[t]pri͟ːdɪspəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] predispositions 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N to inf, N to/towards n/ ing If you have a predisposition to behave in a particular way, you tend to behave like that because of the kind of person that you are or the… …   English dictionary

  • predisposition — UK [ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms predisposition : singular predisposition plural predispositions the fact that someone is likely to think or behave in a particular way, or likely to develop a particular …   English dictionary

  • prédisposition — (pré di spô zi sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Disposition de l économie à contracter certaine maladie. Une prédisposition intérieure.    Il se dit aussi dans le langage général. La prédisposition au vice. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pré..., préfixe, et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • predisposition — pre|dis|po|si|tion [ˌpri:dıspəˈzıʃən] n a tendency to behave in a particular way or suffer from a particular illness predisposition to/towards ▪ a predisposition towards alcoholism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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