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inclination angle
Inclination compass
inclination of an orbit
Inclination of the needle
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incline bench press
Inclined
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Inclining definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCLI'NING, ppr. Leaning; causing to lean.
INCLI'NING, a. Leaning.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement" [syn: inclination, inclining]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. inclination 2. archaic party, following

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incline In*cline", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inclined; p. pr. & vb. n. Inclining.] [OE. inclinen, enclinen, OF. encliner, incliner, F. incliner, L. inclinare; pref. in- in + clinare to bend, incline; akin to E. lean. See Lean to incline.] 1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south. 2. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed. Their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech. --Judges ix. 3. Power finds its balance, giddy motions cease In both the scales, and each inclines to peace. --Parnell. 3. To bow; to incline the head. --Chaucer. Syn: To lean; slope; slant; tend; bend.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Inclining In*clin"ing, a. (Bot.) Same as Inclined, 3.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Inclining In*clin"ing, n. 1. Inclination; disposition. On the first inclining towards sleep. --Burke. 2. Party or side chosen; a following. Both you of my inclining, and the rest. --Shak.

Moby Thesaurus

aslant, aslope, atilt, bent, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, canting, careening, comprehend, contain, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, leaning, listing, out of plumb, out of square, pitched, raking, receive, recumbent, shelving, shelvy, sideling, sidelong, slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise, sloped, sloping, tendency, tendent, tendential, tendentious, tending, tilted, tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy



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