- Disposition is defined as an arrangement of people or things or putting something in order.
An example of disposition is a row of plants.
- The definition of disposition is a tendency.
An example of disposition is someone who leans toward being happy.
- a putting in order or being put in order; arrangement: the disposition of the troops
- management or settlement of affairs
- a selling or giving away, as of property
- a getting rid of something: the disposition of wastes
- the power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
- an inclination or tendency: a disposition to quarrel
- one's customary frame of mind; one's nature or temperament
Origin of dispositionMiddle English disposicioun ; from Old French disposition ; from Classical Latin dispositio ; from dispositus, past participle of disponere, to arrange: see dis- and amp; position
- One's usual mood; temperament: a sweet disposition.
- a. A habitual inclination; a tendency: a disposition to disagree.b. A physical property or tendency: a swelling with a disposition to rupture.
- Arrangement, positioning, or distribution: a cheerful disposition of colors and textures; a convoy oriented into a north-south disposition.
- An act of disposing; a bestowal or transfer to another.
- The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose: the funds that were put at her disposition.
Origin of dispositionMiddle English disposicioun, from Old French disposition, from Latin dispositi&omacron;, dispositi&omacron;n-, from dispositus, past participle of disp&omacron;nere, to dispose; see dispose.
- The arrangement or placement of certain things.
- The scouts reported on the disposition of the enemy troops.
- Tendency or inclination under given circumstances.
- I have little disposition now to do as you say.
- Salt has a disposition to dissolve in water.
- Temperamental makeup or habitual mood.
- She has a sunny disposition.
- He has such a foul disposition.
- Control over something.
- You will have full disposition of these funds.
- (law) Transfer or relinquishment to the care or possession of another.
- The court ordered the disposition of all assets.
- (law) Final decision or settlement.
- The disposition of the case will be announced tomorrow.
- (medicine) The destination of a patient after medical treatment such as surgery.
- The patient was given a disposition for outpatient care.
- (music) The set of choirs of strings on a harpsichord.
- This small harpsichord has a 1 x 4' disposition.
(third-person singular simple present dispositions, present participle dispositioning, simple past and past participle dispositioned)
- To remove or place in a different position.