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.
Previous fitness or adaptation to any change, impression, or purpose; susceptibility; -- applied to material things; as, the predisposition of the body to disease.
An inclination or diathesis to respond in a certain way, either inborn or acquired; in abnormal psychology, a factor that lowers the ability to withstand stress and inclines the individual toward pathology.
The weakening of an organism by some factor(s) of either the physical or biotic environment so as to render the organism more susceptible to a pathogen. Fin. Swe.
a disposition in advance to react in a particular way
the natural tendency a person has, apart from (or before having) any experience, to be morally good or evil. (Cf. disposition.)
person's original disposition, before performing any moral acts. Our animal, rational, and personal natures all indicate that the human predisposition is good. Unfortunately, it is corrupted by radical evil in our first moral act. (Cf. propensity.)