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tendency

Politics a faction, esp one within a political party

tendency

[′ten·dən·sē]
(meteorology)
The local rate of change of a vector or scalar quality with time at a given point in space.

tendency

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As it pertains to meteorology, the variation of any parameter with respect to time, especially atmospheric pressure within the last three hours.
The barometric tendency (i.e., the change of barometric pressure in the last three hours) is shown on the right of the station plot on a synoptic chart or on the remarks section of a METAR (meteorological aeronautical radio code) observation. The illustration depicts the barometric tendency and its legend.
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Each of the subscales for suicidal tendency was regressed to the three modes of anger expression.
In sum, previous research suggests that an appraisal of self-agency and a tendency to repair discriminate the feeling of regret from various other negative feelings.
As understand from obtained data in Table 2, the empathique tendency scores of sportsmen differ greatly in terms of their gender variances [t(49) = 148; p>0.5].
The SLTQ demonstrated acceptable internal consistency, with Cronbach's [alpha] ranging from .58 (behavioral tendency) to .74 (cognitive tendency), with the total score being .69.
the unemployment rate over the subsequent two years - to a central tendency of
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Point #5: Yes: The tendency to appropriate the other for my religious identity can wax hegemonic.
Some receivers have a tendency to line up wider than normal due to the fact that they know that he has to come inside to run the slant ...
Participants shift their focus from 1 to 0 on alternating runs to account for any tendency of the digit device to produce one number slightly more often than the other.
The tendency to be attracted to someone of the same sex could originate from all sorts of conflicting emotions and/or past experiences, and although compassion and forgiveness are needed by all who are affected by this tendency, homosexuality is still wrong.
In 1995, the Pontifical Council for the Family declared, "A distinction must be made between a tendency that can be innate and acts of homosexuality that 'are intrinsically disordered.'" In 1998, the Congress on Vocations to the Priesthood and to Consecrated Life in Europe said the crucial test for a prospective priest was to be "able to control these weaknesses." The 1998 document, circumventing Ratzinger's 1986 and 1992 pronouncements, invoked the recommendation of the 1990 Directives "to reject not [candidates] who have such tendencies but rather 'those who cannot manage to control such tendencies.'"