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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)

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.

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."