What does the word predisposition mean?

Usage examples for predisposition

  1. In the experiments that he had made he affirms that he never observed an individual or unhealthy predisposition of the nourishing plant. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  2. She had from childhood evinced a predisposition to the disease which had consigned her mother to an early grave. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  3. La Petite, who had wept very much over Villebecque's misfortunes, and often assured him that she cared for them only for his sake, decided for the stage, solely because it would secure their not being parted; and yet, as she often assured him, she feared she had no predisposition for the career. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli