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Dictionary Definition

disposition

Noun

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • "dis-p&-'zi-sh&n

Etymology

, from , from disposition-, dispositio, from disponere.

Noun

  1. The act or the power of disposing or the state of being disposed as Administration, Control, final arrangement (Settlement - the disposition of the case), transfer to the care or possession of another or the power of such transferal, or orderly arrangement.
  2. The prevailing tendency, mood, or inclination; temperamental makeup; the tendency of something to act in a certain manner under given circumstances.

Finnish

Noun

disposition

Extensive Definition

A disposition is a habit, a preparation, a state of readiness, or a tendency to act in a specified way.
The terms dispositional belief and occurrent belief refer, in the former case, to a belief that is held in the mind but not currently being considered, and in the latter case, to a belief that is currently being considered by the mind.
disposition in Bosnian: Dispozicija
disposition in German: Disposition (Medizin)
disposition in French: Disposition (sociologie)
disposition in Russian: Предрасположенность
disposition in Serbian: Диспозиција
disposition in Swedish: Disposition

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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