Tendency

Tend"en*cy

(?), n.;
pl. Tendencies (#).
[L. tendents, -entis, p. pr. of tendere: cf. F. tendance. See Tend to move.] Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.
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Writings of this kind, if conducted with candor, have a more particular tendency to the good of their country.
Addison.
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In every experimental science, there is a tendency toward perfection.
Macaulay.
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Syn. -- Disposition; inclination; proneness; drift; scope; aim.
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