Definition of 'predisposition'
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Some of us may inherit a predisposition to mental health vulnerability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Will knowing our own genetic predisposition to disease do us more harm than good? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It raised the question of whether her father may have passed on a predisposition to the disease. The Sun (2016)Will we permit a genetic predisposition to be entered as a plea in mitigation in court? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some people also have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in both men and women there is also a genetic predisposition to knee problems. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Almost certainly she has a genetic predisposition. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some patients have no desire to be informed about the genetic predisposition of them or their families to disease. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It turned out that any minimal risk was only to those women who had a strong genetic predisposition to cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Leaving aside shared genetic predisposition, absolute trust between siblings was probably crucial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some cases there is an inherited predisposition to produce specific antibodies, but often there is a more general sensitivity. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)It's also becoming more common for women to want to remove fat from their toes because of a genetic predisposition. The Sun (2012)Apart from a genetic predisposition to fat, people can drive their set points so low that very minimal eating supports a large weight. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)Although people think of a slipped disc as an injury caused by lifting, evidence suggests there is actually a very strong genetic predisposition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The bulk of the rest is due to your natural predisposition, and a tiny sliver depends on your circumstances, such as winning the lottery. Christianity Today (2000)Yet if anorexia is what happens when a natural predisposition meets a cultural trigger, there is no sign that Britain is easing off on the trigger. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So an unhealthy attitude towards food not only stops you feeling better, but can actually trigger PCOS in those with a genetic predisposition. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)
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British English: predisposition NOUN
If you have a predisposition to behave in a particular way, you tend to behave like that because of the kind of person that you are or the attitudes that you have.
There is a thin dividing line between educating the public and creating a predisposition to panic.
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