English word tendency comes from Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-, and later Proto-Italic *tendō (To stretch.).
Tendency detailed word origin explanation
|*tengʰ- || Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) || |
|*tendō || Proto-Italic (itc-pro) ||To stretch. |
|tendere || Latin (lat) || |
|tendere || English (eng) || |
|tendency || English (eng) ||(politics) An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.. A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward. |