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tendencies


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tendency  \Tend"en*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Tendencies}.  [L.  tendents 
  -entis,  p.  pr  of  tendere:  cf  F.  tendance.  See  {Tend}  to 
  move.] 
  Direction  or  course  toward  any  place  object,  effect,  or 
  result;  drift;  causal  or  efficient  influence  to  bring  about 
  an  effect  or  result. 
 
  Writings  of  this  kind  if  conducted  with  candor,  have  a 
  more  particular  tendency  to  the  good  of  their  country. 
  --Addison. 
 
  In  every  experimental  science,  there  is  a  tendency 
  toward  perfection.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Disposition;  inclination;  proneness;  drift;  scope;  aim 




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