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noun disposition pronunciation in American English /ˌdɪspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
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  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 movie is not suitable for viewers of a nervous disposition.
  2. 2
    [singular] a tendency to behave in a certain way
    a disposition towards criminal behavior
    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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