inclination


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Synonyms for inclination

Synonyms for inclination

deviation from a particular direction

Synonyms for inclination

(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

the act of inclining

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Further tests in the simulator revealed that the butterflies used the inclination angle of Earth's magnetic field to guide their movement.
Reversing the direction of the inclination caused the monarchs to orient in the opposite direction, to the north instead of the south.
ABIA measures absolute inclination at the bit and transmits it via EM electromagnetic transmission to the ParaTrack 2 probe integrated into the bit box of the mud motor.
MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] are the function of crack inclination and stress intensity factors.
As the angle of inclination increases, output capacity of the unit decreases, with a corresponding increase in retention time.
His technical terms for the phenomena that some other philosophers have called emotions are Affect (affect) and Leidenshaft (passion), which he characterizes in terms of the more basic emotional phenomena of feeling (Gefuhl), desire (Begierde), and inclination (Neigung).
The relationships between the shuttle run cutting time, ground contact time, trunk inclination angle, and trunk angular displacement were determined by Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient.
At the time of writing this report (2009 July) the inclination of the rings with respect to both the Earth and Sun is rapidly decreasing towards the edge-on phase.
The inclination ratio TR or "tapering" of the shaft is defined as:
In an analysis of "Legislative Proposals on the Non-discrimination of Homosexual Persons," the CDF repeated that "the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder" and extended this principle to civil law.
First, there's the problem of the Democrats, who have legitimate misgivings, but who also seem to have no inclination to offer solutions of their own.
Charles Jencks first revealed his inclination for landscape and garden design in 1984 with a memorable completed project in California, named House of Elements in Rustic Canyon (1984) designed together with his wife Maggie (AR June 1984).
The linchpin of personhood is simply our inclination to walk upright on two feet, instead of on four.
1) In accounting for the goodness of this will, Kant draws a sharp contrast between duty and inclination as the two competing sources of motivation for the human will, and claims that only action from duty possesses moral worth.
The tendency to choose the high context stimulus in the R>L condition, the middle context stimulus in the M>L condition, and the high context stimulus in the R>L condition as a function of inclination is illustrated in Figure 5.