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Tendancy vs. Tendency: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on November 26, 2023
Tendancy is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is tendency. Tendency means an inclination towards a particular characteristic or type of behavior.

Which is correct: Tendancy or Tendency

How to spell Tendency?

Tendancy is Incorrect

Tendency is Correct

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Key Differences

Link tendency with tender; both start with 'tend'.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023
Use the mnemonic: "A tendency is an inclin-ency (inclination) to behave in a certain way."
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023
Recall that 'tendency' and 'dependency' have the same ending.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023
Remember that tendency has 'ency' like in 'agency', indicating a quality or state.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023
Associate tendency with independency, sharing the 'ency' ending.
Huma Saeed
Nov 26, 2023
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Tendency Definitions

An inclination towards a particular type of action or behavior.
She has a tendency to speak her mind.
Huma Saeed
Nov 16, 2023
A likelihood of behaving in a particular way.
His tendency to procrastinate affected his grades.
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Nov 16, 2023
A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
The new policy reflects a tendency towards environmental awareness.
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Nov 16, 2023
A natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction.
The market showed a tendency to rise.
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Nov 16, 2023
The propensity to act under certain circumstances.
There is a tendency for water to freeze at 0°C.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023
A characteristic likelihood
Fabric that has a tendency to wrinkle.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023
A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way
His tendency to exaggerate.
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Nov 15, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called tendency?

Tendency is called so from Latin 'tendere', meaning to stretch or incline.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

What is the singular form of tendency?

The singular form is "tendency."
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Nov 26, 2023

Which conjunction is used with tendency?

"And" is often used with tendency (e.g., tendency and habit).
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

What is the verb form of tendency?

The verb form related to tendency is "tend."
Huma Saeed
Nov 26, 2023

What is the pronunciation of tendency?

Tendency is pronounced as /ˈtɛn.dən.si/.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the plural form of tendency?

The plural form is "tendencies."
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Nov 26, 2023

Which preposition is used with tendency?

"To" is commonly used with tendency (e.g., tendency to procrastinate).
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Nov 26, 2023

Which vowel is used before tendency?

The vowel 'e' is used in 'tendency'.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

What is the root word of tendency?

The root word of tendency is the Latin word "tendere."
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency a noun or adjective?

Tendency is a noun.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency an abstract noun?

Yes, tendency is an abstract noun.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency a negative or positive word?

Tendency is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency a vowel or consonant?

The word tendency starts with the consonant letter 't'.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency a collective noun?

No, tendency is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Is the tendency term a metaphor?

Tendency can be used metaphorically to indicate a general direction or inclination.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

What is another term for tendency?

Inclination or propensity can be other terms for tendency.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

What is the opposite of tendency?

Aversion or disinclination is the opposite of tendency.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023

What is the second form of tendency?

There is no second form as tendency is not a verb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency a countable noun?

Yes, tendency is a countable noun.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Is the word tendency imperative?

No, tendency is not an imperative form.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

How many syllables are in tendency?

There are three syllables in tendency.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

How do we divide tendency into syllables?

Tendency is divided as ten-den-cy.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in tendency?

The first syllable 'ten' is stressed in tendency.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

What is the first form of tendency?

The first form is "tendency."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

How is tendency used in a sentence?

Example: There is a growing tendency among young people to opt for healthier lifestyles.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

Is tendency an adverb?

No, tendency is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

What part of speech is tendency?

Tendency is a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Which determiner is used with tendency?

Determiners like "the," "his/her," or "a" can be used with tendency.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

What is the third form of tendency?

There is no third form as tendency is not a verb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Which article is used with tendency?

Both "the" and "a" are used, depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023
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