Disposition meaning

dĭspə-zĭshən
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Management or settlement of affairs.
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One's usual mood; temperament.

A sweet disposition.

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The definition of disposition is a tendency.

An example of disposition is someone who leans toward being happy.

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An act of disposing; a bestowal or transfer to another.
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A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement.

The disposition of the troops.

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A getting rid of something.

The disposition of wastes.

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The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control.
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One's customary frame of mind; one's nature or temperament.
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Tendency or inclination under given circumstances.

I have little disposition now to do as you say.

Salt has a disposition to dissolve in water.

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Temperamental makeup or habitual mood.

She has a sunny disposition.

He has such a foul disposition.

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A selling or giving away, as of property.
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The arrangement or placement of certain things.

The scouts reported on the disposition of the enemy troops.

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(law) Transfer or relinquishment to the care or possession of another.

The court ordered the disposition of all assets.

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(music) The set of choirs of strings on a harpsichord.

This small harpsichord has a 1 x 4' disposition.

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Disposition is defined as an arrangement of people or things or putting something in order.

An example of disposition is a row of plants.

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The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose.

The funds that were put at her disposition.

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An inclination or tendency.

A disposition to quarrel.

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Arrangement, positioning, or distribution.

A cheerful disposition of colors and textures; a convoy oriented into a north-south disposition.

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Control over something.

You will have full disposition of these funds.

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(law) Final decision or settlement.

The disposition of the case will be announced tomorrow.

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(medicine) The destination of a patient after medical treatment such as surgery.

The patient was given a disposition for outpatient care.

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To remove or place in a different position.
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Origin of disposition

  • Middle English disposicioun from Old French disposition from Latin dispositiō dispositiōn- from dispositus past participle of dispōnere to dispose dispose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin disposition-, dispositio, from disponere.

    From Wiktionary