- 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: Middle English disposicioun ; from Old French disposition ; from Classical Latin dispositio ; from dispositus, past participle of disponere, to arrange: see dis- and amp; position
- dispositional adjective
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- 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.
- A final settlement: disposition of the deceased's property.
- An act of disposing; a bestowal or transfer to another.
- a. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose.b. Management; control.
Origin: Middle English disposicioun, from Old French disposition, from Latin dispositiō, dispositiōn-, from dispositus, past participle of dispōnere, to dispose; see dispose.