tendency

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Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō.

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tendency (plural tendencies)

  1. A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
    Denim has a tendency to fade.
  2. (politics) An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
    a militant tendency

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