Tendency may refer to:

In film:

  • Tendency film, a name given to the socially conscious, left-leaning films produced in Japan during the 1920s and 1930s

In finance:

  • Tendency of the rate of profit to fall, a hypothesis in economics and political economy, generally accepted in the 19th century, but rejected by mainstream economists today
  • Seasonal tendencies

In medicine:

In music:

  • Suicidal Tendencies, a hardcore/crossover thrash band that was founded in Venice, Los Angeles, California, in 1981 by the leader and only permanent member, singer Mike Muir
    • Suicidal Tendencies (album), the eponymous debut album by the American hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies
    • "Tendencies", a song by Hollywood Undead on the 2011 album American Tragedy

In politics, it is often used by far left-wing groups for an organized unit or political faction

  • Multi-tendency, when used in regards to a political organization, especially a left-wing or anarchist one, means that the organization recognizes or at least tolerates members who are affiliated with or identify with a variety of tendencies within the broad stance of the organization
    • Direct Action Tendency
    • Fist and Rose Tendency
    • Fourth Internationalist Tendency, a public faction of the Socialist Workers Party (US), formed after the 1983 expulsion from that organization of a group of supporters of the Fourth International
    • Grass Roots Tendency
    • International Marxist Tendency, an international socialist organisation based on the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky
    • International Revolutionary Marxist Tendency, the international Trotskyist current led by Michel Pablo. It split from the reunified Fourth International in 1965 and rejoined in 1992
    • International Socialist Tendency, an international grouping of unorthodox Trotskyist organisations based around the ideas of Tony Cliff, founder of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Britain (not to be confused with the unrelated Socialist Workers Party in the United States)
    • International Spartacist Tendency
    • Irish Militant Tendency
    • Johnson-Forrest Tendency
    • Leninist Trotskyist Tendency
    • Militant tendency, an entrist group within the British Labour Party based around the Militant newspaper that was first published in 1964. It described its politics as descended from Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky
    • Pathfinder tendency, the unofficial name of a group of historically Trotskyist organizations that are politically and organizationally allied with the Socialist Workers Party of the United States and its perspective of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban Communist Party
    • Proletarian Orientation Tendency, a current in the Socialist Workers Party (US) in the early 1970s
    • Reorganised Minority Tendency
    • Revolutionary Tendency (disambiguation), various meanings
    • Trotskyist Tendency

In statistics

  • Central tendency, a way of specifying - central value. In practical statistical analysis, the terms are often used before one has chosen even a preliminary form of analysis: thus an initial objective might be to "choose an appropriate measure of central tendency"

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Tendency - Recovered Names
... Maggie's Militant Tendency Battle Tendency, the second story arc of the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. 5 to 12 of the original Jump Comics edition Suicidal Tendency Internationalist Communist Tendency, a political international whose member organisations identify with the Italian left communist ... the newspaper Al-Nahdah Leninist Trotskyist Tendency, a Trotksyist political international Marxist–Leninist–Maoist Tendency, a communist group in Colombia ...
Tagalog Phonology - Vowels and Semivowels
... The diphthong /ai/ and the sequence /aʔi/ have a tendency to become ... The diphthong /au/ and the sequence /aʔu/ have a tendency to become /ɛ/ "e" in any position, "i" in final syllables (except for English loanwords ... /i/ before s-consonant clusters has a tendency to be dropped, as in isports and istasyon ...
Apophenic - Meanings and Forms
... In 2008, Michael Shermer coined the word 'patternicity', defining it as "the tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise" ... In The Believing Brain (2011), Shermer defines patternicity as "the tendency to find meaningful patterns in both meaningful and meaningless noise" ... Brain thesis also says that we have "the tendency to infuse patterns with meaning, intention, and agency", which Shermer calls 'agenticity' ...
Pointinini - Tendency
... The pointinini is a key component of the "Afrodesign" or modern "Afrostyle" ... The pointinini is a true phenomenon of style in Africa ...

Famous quotes containing the word tendency:

    This tendency to consider only bombings or picking up the gun as revolutionary, with the glorification of the heavier the better, we’ve called the military error.
    Bernardine Dohrn (b. 1942)

    One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called “weasel words.” When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a “weasel word” after another there is nothing left of the other.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    Three elements go to make up an idea. The first is its intrinsic quality as a feeling. The second is the energy with which it affects other ideas, an energy which is infinite in the here-and-nowness of immediate sensation, finite and relative in the recency of the past. The third element is the tendency of an idea to bring along other ideas with it.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)