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proneness n : being disposed to do something; "accident proneness"

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  1. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.
  2. The state of lying with the face down.
  3. Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill.
  4. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.



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