tendency-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: An sentient being's attitude or disposition to do something.

Commentary: TENDENCY[+disposition][+sentient]

He had a tendency to give up too easily.
He felt tendencies in that direction.
She has a tendency to be too strict.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: The natural disposition of an inanimate object.

Commentary: TENDENCY[+disposition][+inanimate]

The waters have an alkaline tendency.
The current has a shoreward tendency.
What is the tendency of the stock market now?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4