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Definition of Tendency

Tendency

  1. Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.

Tendency Quotations

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
Ernest Hemingway

The story being told in 'Star Wars' is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not.
George Lucas

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
William Howard Taft

Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Pope Francis

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.
Marilyn Monroe
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Tendency Translations

tendency in Afrikaans is lus
tendency in Danish is tendens
tendency in Dutch is wilsbeschikking, gesteldheid, aanleg
tendency in Finnish is taipumus
tendency in French is tendance, aptitude, inclinaison
tendency in German is Tendenz {f}, Tendenz, Neigung {f}, Absicht {f}
tendency in Italian is declinazione