predisposition

  • 1 prédisposition — [ predispozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1798; de prédisposer 1 ♦ Tendance naturelle (de qqn) à (un type d activité). ⇒ aptitude, inclination, penchant. Avoir des prédispositions artistiques. Elle a des prédispositions pour la musique, à faire de la musique. 2 …

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  • 2 Predisposition — Pre*dis po*si tion, n. [Pref. pre + disposition: cf. F. pr[ e]disposition.] 1. The act of predisposing, or the state of being predisposed; previous inclination, tendency, or propensity; predilection; applied to the mind; as, a predisposition to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 predisposition — I noun affection, appetence, appetency, appetite, aptitude, aptness, ardor, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, cast, character, desire, disposition, fancy, favor, favoritism, fondness, foregone conclusion, inclinatio, inclination, keenness,… …

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  • 4 predisposition — (n.) 1620s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + DISPOSITION (Cf. disposition) …

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  • 5 predisposition — [n] willingness, inclination bent*, bias, choice, cup of tea*, dish*, disposition, druthers*, flash, groove, leaning, likelihood, liking, option, partiality, penchant, potentiality, predilection, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity,… …

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  • 6 predisposition — [prē΄dis pə zish′ən, prē dis΄pə zish′ən] n. the condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection …

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  • 7 predisposition — n. 1) a predisposition to 2) a predisposition to + inf. (a predisposition to act rashly) * * * [ˌpriːdɪspə zɪʃ(ə)n] a predisposition to a predisposition to + inf. (a predisposition to act rashly) …

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  • 8 predisposition — [[t]pri͟ːdɪspəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] predispositions 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N to inf, N to/towards n/ ing If you have a predisposition to behave in a particular way, you tend to behave like that because of the kind of person that you are or the… …

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  • 9 predisposition — UK [ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms predisposition : singular predisposition plural predispositions the fact that someone is likely to think or behave in a particular way, or likely to develop a particular …

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  • 10 prédisposition — (pré di spô zi sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Disposition de l économie à contracter certaine maladie. Une prédisposition intérieure.    Il se dit aussi dans le langage général. La prédisposition au vice. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pré..., préfixe, et… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 predisposition — pre|dis|po|si|tion [ˌpri:dıspəˈzıʃən] n a tendency to behave in a particular way or suffer from a particular illness predisposition to/towards ▪ a predisposition towards alcoholism …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 PRÉDISPOSITION — n. f. Action de prédisposer; état qui en résulte. Avoir une prédisposition à telle ou telle maladie …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13 predisposition — predispositional, adj. /pree dis peuh zish euhn, pree dis /, n. 1. the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically. 2. Med. tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic… …

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  • 14 predisposition — A condition of special susceptibility to a disease. * * * pre·dis·po·si·tion .prē .dis pə zish ən n a condition of being predisposed <a hereditary predisposition to disease> pre·dis·po·si·tion·al əl adj * * * n. a tendency to be affected by …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 predisposition — pre|dis|po|si|tion [ ,pridıspə zıʃn ] noun count being likely to think or behave in a particular way, or to develop a particular medical condition: an inherited predisposition toward schizophrenia …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 predisposition — noun (C) a tendency to behave in a particular way or suffer from a particular illness (+ to/towards): a predisposition towards seasickness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 predisposition — noun 1) a predisposition to heart disease Syn: susceptibility, proneness, tendency, liability, inclination, disposition, vulnerability 2) their political predispositions Syn: preference, predilection, inclination, l …

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  • 18 predisposition — [ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] noun have a predisposition to/towards sth to be likely to think or behave in a particular way, or to develop a particular medical condition[/ex] …

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  • 19 predisposition — pre•dis•po•si•tion [[t]priˌdɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌpri dɪs [/t]] n. the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically[/ex] • Etymology: 1615–25 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 predisposition — predispose ► VERB ▪ make liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition. DERIVATIVES predisposition noun …

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