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inclination

US [ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [ˌɪŋklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.倾向;倾斜度;趋向;意愿
  • Web倾角;爱好;斜坡
Plural Form:inclinations  
inclination
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n.
1.
[u][c]
倾向;意愿a feeling that makes you want to do sth
He did not show the slightest inclination to leave.
他丝毫没有表现出要离开的意思。
My natural inclination is to find a compromise.
我生性易于妥协。
She had neither the time nor the inclination to help them.
她既没有时间也不愿意帮助他们。
She lacked any inclination for housework.
她一点都没有兴趣做家务。
He was a loner by nature and by inclination .
他天性不喜交际,而且也无意于此。
You must follow your own inclinations when choosing a career.
你必须按照自己的意愿选择职业。
2.
[c]
~ to do sth
趋向;趋势a tendency to do sth
There is an inclination to treat geography as a less important subject.
有一种趋向认为地理是一门次要的学科。
3.
[c][ususing][u]
倾斜度a degree of sloping
an inclination of 45˚
45˚ 的倾斜度
the angle of inclination
倾角
4.
[c]
向下的轻微动作;(通常指)点头a small downward movement, usually of the head

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