from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An innate inclination; a tendency. See Synonyms at predilection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tendency, preference, or attraction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bent of mind, natural or acquired; inclination; natural tendency; disposition to anything good or evil, particularly to evil: as, a propensity to gamble.
- n. Synonyms Bias, Inclination, etc. See bent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disposition to behave in a certain way
- n. a natural inclination
- n. an inclination to do something
From propense, inclined, from Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre, to be inclined; see propend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)