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Disposition definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The act of disposing, or state of being disposed.
2. Manner in which things or the parts of a complex body are placed or arranged; order; method; distribution; arrangement. We speak of the disposition of the infantry and cavalry of an army; the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice, of the parts of a discourse, or of the figures in painting.
3. Natural fitness or tendency. The refrangibility of the rays of light is their disposition to be refracted. So we say, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upwards; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
4. Temper or natural constitution of the mind; as an amiable or an irritable disposition.
5. Inclination; propensity; the temper or frame of mind, as directed to particular objects. We speak of the disposition of a person to undertake a particular work; the dispositions of men towards each other; a disposition friendly to any design.
6. Disposal; alienation; distribution; a giving away or giving over to another; as, he has made disposition of his effects; he has satisfied his friends by the judicious disposition of his property.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" [syn: disposition, temperament]
2: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: disposal, disposition]
3: 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" [syn: inclination, disposition, tendency]
4: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin disposition-, dispositio, from disponere Date: 14th century 1. the act or the power of disposing or the state of being disposed: as a. administration, control b. final arrangement ; settlement <the disposition of the case> c. (1) transfer to the care or possession of another (2) the power of such transferal d. orderly arrangement 2. a. prevailing tendency, mood, or inclination b. temperamental makeup c. the tendency of something to act in a certain manner under given circumstances dispositional adjective Synonyms: disposition, temperament, temper, character, personality mean the dominant quality or qualities distinguishing a person or group. disposition implies customary moods and attitude toward the life around one <a cheerful disposition>. temperament implies a pattern of innate characteristics associated with one's specific physical and nervous organization <an artistic temperament>. temper implies the qualities acquired through experience that determine how a person or group meets difficulties or handles situations <a resilient temper>. character applies to the aggregate of moral qualities by which a person is judged apart from intelligence, competence, or special talents <strength of character>. personality applies to an aggregate of qualities that distinguish one as a person <a somber personality>.

U.S. Military Dictionary

(*) 1. Distribution of the elements of a command within an area; usually the exact location of each unit headquarters and the deployment of the forces subordinate to it. 2. A prescribed arrangement of the stations to be occupied by the several formations and single ships of a fleet, or major subdivisions of a fleet, for any purpose, such as cruising, approach, maintaining contact, or battle. 3. A prescribed arrangement of all the tactical units composing a flight or group of aircraft. See also deployment; dispersion. 4. (DOD only) The removal of a patient from a medical treatment facility by reason of return to duty, transfer to another treatment facility, death, or other termination of medical case.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (often foll. by to) a natural tendency; an inclination; a person's temperament (a happy disposition; a disposition to overeat). 2 a setting in order; arranging. b the relative position of parts; an arrangement. 3 (usu. in pl.) a Mil. the stationing of troops ready for attack or defence. b preparations; plans. 4 a a bestowal by deed or will. b control; the power of disposing. 5 ordinance, dispensation. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L dispositio (as DIS-, ponere posit- place)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disposition Dis`po*si"tion, n. [F. disposition, dispositio, fr. disponere to dispose; dis- + ponere to place. See Position, and cf. Dispone.] 1. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels. --Acts vii. 53. The disposition of the work, to put all things in a beautiful order and harmony, that the whole may be of a piece. --Dryden. 2. The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice. 3. Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction. 4. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity. How stands your disposition to be married? --Shak. 5. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind. ``A man of turbulent disposition.'' --Hallam. ``He is of a very melancholy disposition.'' --Shak. His disposition led him to do things agreeable to his quality and condition wherein God had placed him. --Strype. 6. Mood; humor. As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on. --Shak. Syn: Disposal; adjustment; regulation; arrangement; distribution; order; method; adaptation; inclination; propensity; bestowment; alienation; character; temper; mood. -- Disposition, Character, Temper. Disposition is the natural humor of a person, the predominating quality of his character, the constitutional habit of his mind. Character is this disposition influenced by motive, training, and will. Temper is a quality of the fiber of character, and is displayed chiefly when the emotions, especially the passions, are aroused.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dispositions) 1. Someone's disposition is the way that they tend to behave or feel. The rides are unsuitable for people of a nervous disposition... = nature N-COUNT: usu supp N 2. A disposition to do something is a willingness to do it. (FORMAL) This has given him a disposition to consider our traditions critically... = inclination N-SING: usu N to-inf 3. If you refer to the disposition of a number of objects, you mean the pattern in which they are arranged or their positions in relation to each other. (FORMAL) = arrangement N-SING: the N of n 4. The disposition of money or property is the act of giving or distributing it to a number of people. (LEGAL) Judge Stacks was appointed to oversee the disposition of funds. = distribution N-COUNT: N of n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(dis-po-zish'-un diatagai): Only in Ac 7:53, "received the law by the disposition of angels," where it bears the meaning of "administration"; the Revised Version (British and American) "as it was ordained by angels."

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Disposing, arranging, arrangement, placing, location, grouping. 2. Management, regulation, control, direction, ordering, adjustment, disposure, disposal. 3. Tendency, proneness, inclination, proclivity, propensity, predisposition, bent, bias. 4. Temper, nature, native character, native impulses, humor, turn. 5. Willingness, inclination. 6. Dispensation, distribution, bestowment.

Moby Thesaurus

a thing for, abalienation, abandonment, abjuration, administration, affinity, alienation, allocation, allotment, amortization, amortizement, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, apportionment, approach, aptitude, aptness, arrangement, array, arraying, assignation, assignment, attack, attitude, authority, bargain and sale, barter, battle array, being, bent, bequeathal, bestowal, bias, blueprint, blueprinting, body-build, brand, calculation, cast, cession, character, characteristic, characteristics, charting, choice, civil government, claws, clearance, close formation, clutches, collation, collocation, command, command function, complexion, composition, conation, conatus, conception, concord, conduciveness, conferment, conferral, consignation, consignment, constituents, constitution, contrivance, control, controlling, conveyance, conveyancing, crasis, decision, decision-making, deeding, delight, deliverance, delivery, demise, deployment, deportation, deposit, deposition, design, desire, detachment, determination, device, dharma, diathesis, direction, disbursal, disbursement, discard, discarding, discipline, discretion, disjunction, dispensation, dispersion, disposal, distribution, dole, doling, doling out, dominion, dumping, eagerness, eccentricity, echelon, ejection, elimination, empery, empire, emplacement, enfeoffment, enterprise, envisagement, eradication, ethos, exchange, executive function, exile, expatriation, expulsion, fancy, feeling for, fiber, figuring, foresight, forethought, forgoing, form, form of government, formation, formulation, forswearing, frame, frame of mind, free choice, free will, game, genius, getting rid of, giving, giving out, giving up, governance, government, grain, graphing, grip, ground plan, grouping, guidelines, habit, hand, hands, harmony, hue, humor, humors, idea, identity, idiosyncrasy, ilk, inclination, inclining, individualism, individuality, intention, iron hand, issuance, jettison, junking, jurisdiction, kidney, kind, lading, layout, leaning, lease and release, letting go, liability, liking, lineup, liquidation, loading, localization, locating, location, long-range plan, lust, make, makeup, management, mapping, marshaling, master plan, mental set, method, methodology, mettle, mind, mind-set, mold, mood, nature, objective, officiation, open order, operations research, order, order of battle, ordering, organization, ostracism, outlawing, outlawry, oversight, packing, passing around, passion, paying out, peace, penchant, personality, physique, pinpointing, placement, placing, plan, planning, planning function, pleasure, political organization, polity, positioning, posting, power, prearrangement, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability, procedure, proclivity, program, program of action, proneness, propensity, property, proportion, purge, putting, quality, quiet, quietude, raj, rationalization, readiness, recantation, reference, regime, regimen, regimentation, regnancy, regularity, regulation, reign, release, relegation, relinquishment, removal, renunciation, reposition, resignation, resolution, retraction, riddance, routine, rule, sacrifice, sale, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, scrapping, sensitivity to, sequence, set, settlement, settling, setup, severance, sexual desire, situation, slant, soft spot, somatotype, sort, sovereignty, spirit, spotting, stamp, stationing, storage, stowage, strain, strategic plan, strategy, streak, stripe, structure, structuring, suchness, supervision, surrender, susceptibility, suspension, sway, swearing off, symmetry, syntax, system, system of government, systematization, tactical plan, tactics, talons, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, the big picture, the picture, tone, trading, tranquillity, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, tropism, turn, turn of mind, twist, type, uniformity, vein, velleity, vesting, volition, warp, way, weakness, will, will power, willingness, wish, withdrawal, working plan, yielding


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