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Definition of "predisposition" [pre•dis•po•si•tion]

  • The state of being predisposed; tendency, inclination, or susceptibility. (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 "predisposition" in a sentence
  • "Human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena — and this predisposition is a by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry"
  • "And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry."
  • "Hitchens, a wily wordsmith, ever too unpredictable for predisposition, is a wild card by any measure who in a talk-show throwaway once referred to Chávez as an 'oil-rich clown.'"