Definition of tendency in English:

tendency

Syllabification: ten·den·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈtendənsē
 
/

noun (plural tendencies)

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin tendentia, from tendere 'to stretch' (see tend1).

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