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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·dis·po·si·tion /ˌprɪˌdɪspəˈzɪʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·dis·po·si·tion n.
 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.
 Syn: -- inclination; tendency; predilection; propensity.
 2. Previous fitness or adaptation to any change, impression, or purpose; susceptibility; -- applied to material things; as, the predisposition of the body to disease.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: susceptibility to a pathogen [syn: sensitivity]
      2: an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a
         particular way
      3: a disposition in advance to react in a particular way