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disposition


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disposition  \Dis`po*si"tion\,  n.  [F.  disposition,  dispositio, 
  fr  disponere  to  dispose;  dis-  +  ponere  to  place  See 
  {Position},  and  cf  {Dispone}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  disposing,  arranging,  ordering,  regulating,  or 
  transferring;  application;  disposal;  as  the  disposition 
  of  a  man's  property  by  will 
 
  Who  have  received  the  law  by  the  disposition  of 
  angels.  --Acts  vii. 
  53. 
 
  The  disposition  of  the  work  to  put  all  things  in  a 
  beautiful  order  and  harmony,  that  the  whole  may  be 
  of  a  piece.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  state  or  the  manner  of  being  disposed  or  arranged; 
  distribution;  arrangement;  order  as  the  disposition  of 
  the  trees  in  an  orchard;  the  disposition  of  the  several 
  parts  of  an  edifice. 
 
  3.  Tendency  to  any  action  or  state  resulting  from  natural 
  constitution;  nature;  quality;  as  a  disposition  in  plants 
  to  grow  in  a  direction  upward;  a  disposition  in  bodies  to 
  putrefaction. 
 
  4.  Conscious  inclination;  propension  or  propensity. 
 
  How  stands  your  disposition  to  be  married?  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Natural  or  prevailing  spirit,  or  temperament  of  mind, 
  especially  as  shown  in  intercourse  with  one's  fellow-men; 
  temper  of  mind.  ``A  man  of  turbulent  disposition.'' 
  --Hallam.  ``He  is  of  a  very  melancholy  disposition.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  His  disposition  led  him  to  do  things  agreeable  to 
  his  quality  and  condition  wherein  God  had  placed 
  him  --Strype. 
 
  6.  Mood;  humor. 
 
  As  I  perchance  hereafter  shall  think  meet  To  put  an 
  antic  disposition  on  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Disposal;  adjustment;  regulation;  arrangement; 
  distribution;  order  method;  adaptation;  inclination; 
  propensity;  bestowment;  alienation;  character;  temper; 
  mood.  --  {Disposition},  {Character},  {Temper}. 
  Disposition  is  the  natural  humor  of  a  person,  the 
  predominating  quality  of  his  character,  the 
  constitutional  habit  of  his  mind.  Character  is  this 
  disposition  influenced  by  motive,  training,  and  will 
  Temper  is  a  quality  of  the  fiber  of  character,  and  is 
  displayed  chiefly  when  the  emotions,  especially  the 
  passions,  are  aroused. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disposition 
  n  1:  your  usual  mood;  "he  has  a  happy  disposition"  [syn:  {temperament}] 
  2:  the  act  or  means  of  getting  rid  of  something  [syn:  {disposal}] 
  3:  an  attitude  of  mind  especially  one  that  favors  one 
  alternative  over  others  "he  had  an  inclination  to  give  up 
  too  easily";  "a  tendency  to  be  too  strict"  [syn:  {inclination}, 
  {tendency}] 
  4:  a  natural  or  acquired  habit  or  characteristic  tendency  in  a 
  person  or  thing:  "a  swelling  with  a  disposition  to 
  rupture" 




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