1. Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as, a man inclined to virtue. "Each pensively inclined."

2. <mathematics> Making an angle with some line or plane; said of a line or plane.

3. <botany> Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost. Inclined plane.

An inclined portion of track, on which trains or boats are raised or lowered from one level to another.

(01 Mar 1998)