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Meaning of predisposition

pre•dis•po•si•tion

Pronunciation: (prē-dis"pu-zish'un, prē"dis-), [key]
— n.
  1. the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
  2. tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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