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tendencies, plural;
  1. An inclination toward a particular characteristic or type of behavior
    • - for students, there is a tendency to socialize in the evenings
    • - criminal tendencies
  2. A group within a larger political party or movement
    • - the dominant tendency in the party remained right-wing

  1. inclination: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
  2. leaning: an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
  3. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"
  4. a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"
  5. a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward
  6. (tendance, Tendenz). Marx describes a number of the capitalist mode of production as tendencies (notably the tendency of the rate of profit to fall). ...