Definition of predisposition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn//
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[countable, uncountable] predisposition (to/towards something) | predisposition (to do something) (formal) a condition that makes somebody/something likely to behave in a particular way or to suffer from a particular disease a genetic predisposition to liver disease There was an inherited predisposition to alcoholism. These are parents with a predisposition to worry.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: predisposition