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Pronunciation:  pree`dispu'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a disposition in advance to react in a particular way
  2. [n]  an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
  3. [n]  susceptibility to a pathogen

PREDISPOSITION is a 14 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: sensitivity
 See Also: diathesis, disposition, disposition, habitus, hypersensitivity, inclination, orientation, predilection, preference, sensitisation, sensitization, susceptibility, susceptibleness, tendency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*dis`po*si"tion\, n.[Pref. pre- +
disposition: cf. F. pr['e]disposition.]
1. The act of predisposing, or the state of being
   predisposed; previous inclination, tendency, or
   propensity; predilection; -- applied to the mind; as, a
   predisposition to anger.

2. Previous fitness or adaptation to any change, impression,
   or purpose; susceptibility; -- applied to material things;
   as, the predisposition of the body to disease.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: tendency to develop a certain disease.
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