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Definitions of disposition

  1. the act or means of getting rid of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Mood; humor. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A placing or arranging; inclination; temper or frame of mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Arrangement: natural tendency: temper: (New Test.) ministry, ministration: (Scots law) a giving over to another- (English) conveyance or assignment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Arrangement; a giving over; inclination; temper of mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of disposing; disposal; settlement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Natural temper; temperament; spirit; propensity; inclination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of disposing or state of being disposed; manner in which things or the parts of a complex body are arranged; arrangement; natural fitness or tendency; temper or natural constitution of the mind; temper or frame of mind with reference to some particular object; a giving away or giving over to another; any unilateral writing, by which a person makes over to another a piece of heritable or movable property; the arrangement of the parts of a picture; the arrangement of the whole design of a building. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Order or manner of arrangement; manner in which things or parts are placed or arranged; order; method; arrangement; temper; natural constitution of the mind; inclination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. dis-po-zish'un, n. arrangement: plan for disposing one's property, &c.: natural tendency: temper: (N.T.) ministration: (Scots law) a giving over to another = conveyance or assignment in Eng. phraseology--often 'disposition and settlement,' a deed for the disposal of a man's property at his death.--adjs. DISPOSI'TIONAL; DISPOSI'TIONED; DISPOS'ITIVE.--adv. DISPOS'ITIVELY.--ns. DISPOS'ITOR, a planet that disposes or controls another; DISP[=O]'SURE (obs.), disposal, arrangement: disposition. [Fr.,--L., from dis, apart, pon[)e]re, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Dispositio, from dis, and ponere, positum, 'to put or set.' A particular condition of the body, which renders it susceptible of altering, suddenly, to a state of health or disease;- of improving, or becoming changed for the worse. The disposition to phthisis pulmonalis is sometimes so strong, owing to original conformation, that the disease will make its appearance, not withstanding every care. See Diathesis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Setting in order, arrangement, relative position of parts; (usu. pl.) plan, preparations, stationing of troops ready for attack, defence, &c.; ordinance, dispensation, (a d. of Providence &c.); bestowal by deed or will; control, disposal, (at one\'s d.); bent, temperament, natural tendency; inclination to. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. A particular order of arrangement of parts Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. A certain mental tendency, especially as manifested in social relations. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. A pronounced tendency. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. The act of disposing; disposal; regulation;—the state or manner of being disposed; arrangement; order; method;—natural fitness or tendency; bias; propensity;—inherent or acquired frame of mind; temper; inclination;—bestowal or distribution, as of estates or goods; deed of gift. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. Other method, distribution; natural fitness, quality; tendency to any act or state; temper of mind; affection of kindness or ill-will; predominant inclination Complete Dictionary
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