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1a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition or propensity:John was a scientist by training and inclination he was free to follow his inclinations
) an interest in or liking for (something):Burger King and Wendy’s didn’t show any inclination to jump into a price war with McDonald’s
2a slope or slant:changes in inclination of the line on the graph a bending of the body or head in a bow:the questioner’s inclination of his head the dip of a magnetic needle. 3the angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another. Astronomy the angle between the orbital plane of a planet, comet, etc., and the ecliptic, or between the orbital plane of a satellite and the equatorial plane of its primary. Astronomy the angle between the axis of an astronomical object and a fixed reference angle.