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noun British English pronunciation: disposition /ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singulardisposition
pluraldispositions
  1. 1
    [singular] the way that someone normally thinks and behaves, that shows what type of person they are

    He is not known for having a warm and friendly disposition.

    of a nervous disposition:

    This film is not suitable for viewers of a nervous disposition.

  2. 2
    [singular] a tendency to behave in a certain way

    a disposition towards criminal behaviour

    have/show a disposition to do something:

    Mowbray has shown a disposition to take unnecessary risks.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the order or arrangement of something

    the size and disposition of the security force

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