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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being prone.
  • noun The state of bending downward: as, the proneness of beasts that look downward: opposed to the erectness of man.
  • noun The state of lying with the face or front downward: contrary to supineness.
  • noun Descent: declivity: as, the proneness of a hill.
  • noun Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propensity; disposition: as, proneness to self-gratification or to self-justification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward.
  • noun The state of lying with the face down; -- opposed to supineness.
  • noun Descent; declivity.
  • noun Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.
  • noun The state of lying with the face down.
  • noun Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill.
  • noun Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun being disposed to do something

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