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Definition of "disposition" []

  • One's usual mood; temperament: a sweet disposition. (noun)
  • A habitual inclination; a tendency: a disposition to disagree. (noun)
  • A physical property or tendency: a swelling with a disposition to rupture. (noun)
  • Arrangement, positioning, or distribution: a cheerful disposition of colors and textures; a convoy oriented into a north-south disposition. (noun)
  • A final settlement: disposition of the deceased's property. (noun)
  • A person's usual temperament or frame of mind (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A natural or acquired tendency, inclination, or habit in a person or thing (noun)
  • A property that consists not in the present state of an object, but in its propensity to change in a certain way under certain conditions, as brittleness which consists in the propensity to break when struck (noun)
  • Manner of placing or arranging (noun)

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Use "disposition" in a sentence
  • "As filmmakers, the disposition is a lot more mature."
  • "This disposition is awfully fearful in any community; and that it now exists in ours, though grating to our feelings to admit, it would be a violation of truth, and an insult to our intelligence, to deny."
  • "Natalie had left what they call a disposition behind her."