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tendency

US [ˈtendənsi]
UK ['tendənsi]
  • n.趋势;倾向;趋向;偏好
  • Web倾向性;癖好;势头
Plural Form:tendencies  
tendency
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n.
1.
[c]
倾向;偏好;性情if sb/sth has a particulartendency , they are likely to behave or act in a particular way
to display artistic, etc. tendencies
显示出对艺术等的偏好
I have a tendency to talk too much when I'm nervous.
我紧张时总爱唠叨。
There is a tendency for this disease to run in families.
这种疾病易在家族里遗传。
She has a strong natural tendency towards caution.
她天生小心谨慎。
2.
[c]
~ (for sb/sth) (to do sth).~ (to/towards sth)
趋势;趋向a new custom that is starting to develop
There is a growing tendency among employers to hire casual staff.
雇主雇用临时职员有增加的趋势。
3.
[cspv]
(政党内的)极端派别a group within a larger political group, whose views are more extreme than those of the rest of the group

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