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inclined


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inclined  \In*clined"\,  p.  p.  &  a. 
  1.  Having  a  leaning  or  tendency  towards,  or  away  from  a 
  thing  disposed  or  moved  by  wish,  desire,  or  judgment;  as 
  a  man  inclined  to  virtue.  ``Each  pensively  inclined.'' 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  Making  an  angle  with  some  line  or  plane;  --  said 
  of  a  line  or  plane. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Bent  out  of  a  perpendicular  position,  or  into  a 
  curve  with  the  convex  side  uppermost. 
 
  {Inclined  plane}.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  plane  that  makes  an  oblique  angle  with  the  plane  of 
  the  horizon;  a  sloping  plane.  When  used  to  produce 
  pressure,  or  as  a  means  of  moving  bodies,  it  is  one  of 
  the  mechanical  powers,  so  called 
  b  (Railroad  &  Canal)  An  inclined  portion  of  track,  on 
  which  trains  or  boats  are  raised  or  lowered  from  one 
  level  to  another. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incline  \In*cline"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inclined};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inclining}.]  [OE.  inclinen,  enclinen  OF  encliner, 
  incliner,  F.  incliner,  L.  inclinare  pref.  in-  in  +  clinare 
  to  bend,  incline;  akin  to  E.  lean.  See  {Lean}  to  incline.] 
  1.  To  deviate  from  a  line  direction,  or  course,  toward  an 
  object;  to  lean;  to  tend;  as  converging  lines  incline 
  toward  each  other  a  road  inclines  to  the  north  or  south. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  lean  or  tend,  in  an  intellectual  or  moral  sense 
  to  favor  an  opinion,  a  course  of  conduct,  or  a  person;  to 
  have  a  propensity  or  inclination;  to  be  disposed. 
 
  Their  hearts  inclined  to  follow  Abimelech.  --Judges 
  ix  3. 
 
  Power  finds  its  balance,  giddy  motions  cease  In  both 
  the  scales,  and  each  inclines  to  peace.  --Parnell. 
 
  3.  To  bow;  to  incline  the  head.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  To  lean;  slope;  slant;  tend;  bend. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inclined 
  adj  1:  (often  followed  by  `to')  having  a  preference,  disposition, 
  or  tendency;  "wasn't  inclined  to  believe  the  excuse"; 
  "inclined  to  be  moody"  [syn:  {inclined(p)}]  [ant:  {disinclined}] 
  2:  at  an  angle  to  the  horizontal  or  vertical  position;  "an 
  inclined  plane"  [ant:  {horizontal},  {vertical}] 
  3:  having  made  preparations;  "prepared  to  take  risks"  [syn:  {disposed(p)}, 
  {fain},  {inclined(p)},  {prepared}] 
  4:  used  especially  of  the  head  or  upper  back  "a  bent  head  and 
  sloping  shoulders"  [syn:  {bent},  {bowed}] 




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