Tendency

Definition of Tendency

Tend´en`cy
n.1.Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.
Writings of this kind, if conducted with candor, have a more particular tendency to the good of their country.
- Addison.
In every experimental science, there is a tendency toward perfection.
- Macaulay.

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