Dispositions

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disposition \Dis'po*si"tion\, noun [F. disposition, dispositio, fr. disponere to dispose; dis- + ponere to place. See {Position}, and cf. {Dispone}.]

1. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.

Who have received the law by the disposition of angels. --Acts vii. 53.

The disposition of the work, to put all things in a beautiful order and harmony, that the whole may be of a piece. --Dryden.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.

How stands your disposition to be married? --Shak.

5. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind. "A man of turbulent disposition." --Hallam. "He is of a very melancholy disposition." --Shak.

His disposition led him to do things agreeable to his quality and condition wherein God had placed him. --Strype.

6. Mood; humor.

As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on. --Shak.

Syn: Disposal; adjustment; regulation; arrangement; distribution; order; method; adaptation; inclination; propensity; bestowment; alienation; character; temper; mood. -- {Disposition}, {Character}, {Temper}. Disposition is the natural humor of a person, the predominating quality of his character, the constitutional habit of his mind. Character is this disposition influenced by motive, training, and will. Temper is a quality of the fiber of character, and is displayed chiefly when the emotions, especially the passions, are aroused.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

disposition

noun

1: your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" [syn: {disposition}, {temperament}]

2: the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: {disposal}, {disposition}]

3: 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" [syn: {inclination}, {disposition}, {tendency}]

4: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"


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