Meaning of disposition

dis•po•si•tion

Pronunciation: (dis"pu-zish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the predominant or prevailing tendency of one's spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude: a girl with a pleasant disposition.
  2. state of mind regarding something; inclination: a disposition to gamble.
  3. physical inclination or tendency: the disposition of ice to melt when heated.
  4. arrangement or placing, as of troops or buildings.
  5. final settlement of a matter.
  6. bestowal, as by gift or sale.
  7. power to dispose of a thing; control: funds at one's disposition.
  8. regulation; management; dispensation: the disposition of God.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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