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:

  • Bleeding tendency

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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Famous quotes containing the word tendency:

    The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    The tendency of things runs steadily to this point, namely, to put every man on his merits, and to give him so much power as he naturally exerts,—no more, no less.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)