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Noun: predisposition  pree,di-spu'zi-shun
  1. Susceptibility to a pathogen
    - sensitivity
  2. An inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
  3. A disposition in advance to react in a particular way

Derived forms: predispositions

See also: desensitising [Brit], desensitizing, sensitising [Brit], sensitizing

Type of: disposition, inclination, susceptibility, susceptibleness, tendency

Encyclopedia: Predisposition