Undercurrent vs Inclination - What's the difference?

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Undercurrent is a related term of inclination.

As nouns the difference between undercurrent and inclination

is that undercurrent is a current which flows under the surface while inclination is a physical tilt or bend.




(en noun)
  • a current which flows under the surface
  • (Totten)
  • (figuratively) A tendency of feeling or opinion that is concealed rather than exposed.
  • * George Eliot
  • All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
  • :The meeting was pervaded with an undercurrent of dread, as the managers tried not to admit firings were looming.
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    (en noun)
  • A physical tilt or bend
  • * The inclination of his head increased and he awoke with a start.
  • A slant or slope
  • * The road up to the house had a steep inclination .
  • (senseid)A mental tendency
  • * His inclination to drink escalated to alcoholism.
  • (geometry) The angle of intersection of a reference plane
  • ''The astronomer calculated the inclination of the equator or ecliptic of Earth and the orbital planes of each visible heavenly body.
    Artillery must take account of a weapon's precise inclination .
  • (obsolete) A person or thing loved or admired.
  • Derived terms

    * inclinational


    * incline * inclining * steepness