Meaning of tendency
Pronunciation: (ten'dun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
- a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result: the tendency of falling bodies toward the earth.
- an inclination, bent, or predisposition to something: a tendency to talk too much.
- a special and definite purpose in a novel or other literary work.
- tendency (Thesaurus)