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In*clined" (?), p. p. & a.


Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as, a man inclined to virtue.

"Each pensively inclined."


2. Math.

Making an angle with some line or plane; -- said of a line or plane.

3. Bot.

Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.

Inclined plane. Mech. (a) A plane that makes an oblique angle with the plane of the horizon; a sloping plane. When used to produce pressure, or as a means of moving bodies, it is one of the mechanical powers, so called. (b) Railroad & Canal An inclined portion of track, on which trains or boats are raised or lowered from one level to another.


© Webster 1913.

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