The definition of a tendency is an inclination towards a certain action or behavior.(noun)
An example of a tendency is when you usually are very neat and tidy.
See tendency in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. tendencies
Origin: ML tendentia < L tendens, prp. of tendere, to tend
See tendency in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ten·den·cies
Origin: Medieval Latin tendentia
Origin: , from Latin tendēns, tendent-
Origin: , present participle of tendere, to tend; see tend1.
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