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Definition of disposition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] the natural qualities of a person's character synonym temperament to have a cheerful disposition people with a nervous disposition
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] disposition to/toward something disposition to do something (formal) a tendency to behave in a particular way to have/show a disposition toward violence
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] (formal) the way something is placed or arranged synonym arrangement
  4. 4[countable, uncountable] (law) a formal act of giving property or money to someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disposition