Thesaurus / propensity


Alpha-ketoacids drew their attention because of “their stability in water and their propensity to form carbon-carbon bonds, the skeleton of biology,” Springsteen said.NEW CLUES TO CHEMICAL ORIGINS OF METABOLISM AT DAWN OF LIFEJOHN RENNIEOCTOBER 12, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
But, van Elk says, this propensity can cause us to sense the presence of another even when we’re alone.WHY DO WE SEE GHOSTS?JAKE BITTLEOCTOBER 6, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Along the way, IBM says it expects to achieve exponentially improving “quantum volume,” an invented measure that factors in a processor’s propensity for operational errors.IBM PLANS A HUGE LEAP IN SUPERFAST QUANTUM COMPUTING BY 2023RHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
Content that has the propensity to create specific harm will be removed, whereas tweets that mischaracterize or represent general harm will be labeled as such.HOW GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER PLAN TO HANDLE MISINFORMATION SURROUNDING 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTSDANIELLE ABRILSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
Yu and colleagues investigated whether elite controllers have a propensity for steering the virus to heterochromatin.IN A FIRST, A PERSON’S IMMUNE SYSTEM FOUGHT HIV — AND WONTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Avoid a loquacious propensity; you should never occupy more than your share of the time, or more than is agreeable to others.THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Then it was that the insular propensity grew impudent and headstrong, and soon became a power in the land.A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
It was only by persevering effort that I convinced him his church-going propensity could not be allowed.MINNIE'S PET DOGMADELINE LESLIE
It was a propensity which received frequent checks from those around her.A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
It is no new propensity of animal nature, to find pleasure from the combination of a stimulant, and a sedative.THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 358VARIOUS


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