disposition
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌdɪs.pəˈzɪ.ʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌdɪs.pəˈzɪ.ʃɪn/

Noun

disposition

  1. The arrangement or placement of certain things.
    The scouts reported on the disposition of the enemy troops.
  2. Tendency or inclination under given circumstances.
    I have little disposition now to do as you say.
    Salt has a disposition to dissolve in water.
  3. Temperamental makeup or habitual mood.
    She has a sunny disposition.
    He has such a foul disposition.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter II, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book III:
      {{#if:He was, indeed, a lad of a remarkable disposition; sober, discreet, and pious beyond his age {{...}|
  4. Control over something.
    You will have full disposition of these funds.
  5. (legal) Transfer or relinquishment to the care or possession of another.
    The court ordered the disposition of all assets.
    Synonyms: assignment, conveyance
  6. (legal) Final decision or settlement.
    The disposition of the case will be announced tomorrow.
  7. (medicine) The destination of a patient after medical treatment such as surgery.
    The patient was given a disposition for outpatient care.
  8. (music) The set of choirs of strings on a harpsichord.
    This small harpsichord has a 1 x 4' disposition.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: tempérament
  • German: Gemütsstimmung, Gemütsart, Geistesart
  • Russian: хара́ктер
  • Spanish: temperamento, carácter

Verb

disposition (dispositions, present participle dispositioning; past and past participle dispositioned)

  1. To remove or place in a different position.
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