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tendency

Saltos de línea: ten|dency
Pronunciación: /ˈtɛnd(ə)nsi
 
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Definición de tendency en inglés:

sustantivo (plural tendencies)

[often with infinitive]
1An inclination towards a particular characteristic or type of behaviour: for students, there is a tendency to socialize in the evenings criminal tendencies
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The human race has a pervasive tendency towards religious conviction.
  • I have a tendency to scratch vigorously behind my right knee when distracted.
  • He has a tendency to be ruthless when he has tired of a girlfriend.
Sinónimos
1.1A group within a larger political party or movement.
Example sentences
  • Other tendencies or parties will prevail and hold the movement back.
  • Two political tendencies emerged during this period of rampant anti-Semitism.
  • These political tendencies are expected to register gains in the coming election.

Origen

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

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