|n.||1.||Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.|
Writings of this kind, if conducted with candor, have a more particular tendency to the good of their country.
|Noun||1.||tendency - 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"|
|2.||tendency - an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"|
|3.||tendency - a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"|
|4.||tendency - a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"|