tendency

tendency is part of the Basic English 850.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA (key): /ˈtɛndənsi/
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  • Hyphenation: ten‧den‧cy

NounEdit

Singular
tendency

Plural
tendencies

  1. (countable) A tendency is an inclination of something to behave in a particular way or to go in a particular direction.
    He has a tendency to talk too much.
    There's a general tendency for males to be bigger than females.

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