propension

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French propension, and its source, Latin prōpensiō, from the participle stem of prōpendēre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

propension (plural propensions)

  1. (now rare) Propensity.
    • 1603, John Florio, trans. Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      As for me, my tast is strangely distasted to it's propensions, which in us are produced without the ordinance and direction of our judgement.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin propensio (penchant, inclination).

Noun[edit]

propension f (plural propensions)

  1. propensity

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • propension” in the Portail lexical, Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales, 2014.

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