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tendency

 [ten´den-se]
an inclination or likelihood; a predisposition toward an action, behavior, or thought process.
suicidal t's see suicide.
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If we knock off the top and bottom three projections in the histogram, we see that the central tendency range is tighter, centered around 2014, with three participants each on 2013 and 2015.
the unemployment rate over the subsequent two years - to a central tendency of
This challenge can be offset by detailing his own theological premise and the recognition that herein, the other is not only the material for more proclamation but the check on my tendency to think that I am entirely right.
The Militant Tendency did a great deal of harm to the image of Liverpool.
Although it is often assumed in the literature that globalization involves the export of American values and a noticeable tendency towards cultural homogenization, Watson reveals the extent to which cultural themes reverberate and create dynamic interactive systems that undermine unilateral tendencies.
The environmental features surveyed mapped closely onto four domains of topophilia: ecodiversity (the presence of flowers, water, and other elements of nature), synesthetic tendency (a commingling of colors, smells, and other sensory stimuli), environmental familiarity (which includes spaciousness and privacy), and cognitive challenge (which includes structural complexity and texture).
One aspect, symbolized by Apollo, is the tendency to desire escape from the finite real world and the human condition of embodiment.
THE SINTERING TENDENCY OF RECOVERY BOILER PRECIPITATOR DUST
However, he also emphasizes themes of Islam not as well known to Americans: its diversity, its tendency towards an "orthopraxy," its inherent respect for Judaism and Christianity (as "people of the book"), its lack of an institutional hierarchy, its geography as encompassing more than the Middle East, and its tendency not to separate religion and politics.
But it also contains its own pathologies: The tendency to distrust the evidence and arguments of others, and an inclination to follow one's own theory to bewildering, and sometimes damaging, logical extremes.
Overall, the tendency has been to develop highly visible projects that cost too much and perform too little with no follow-up.
They help to mitigate managers' tendency to be more risk averse than shareholders, a tendency that restricted stock does not address.