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Here is this sentence

The most regular patterns originate from a universal human predisposition to conceptualize time in terms of space in certain preferential ways.

Can I replace predisposition with tendency without damaging the intended meaning in this context?

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Predisposition means a bias to do something innately without or before being taught, and means something happens all the time

A tendency usually refers to a bias in a repetitive situation, when it happens over and over again, and means something happens most of the time. If

Ducks are predisposed to swim before they fly

He has a tendency to drink too much every time he goes out and often gets drunk.
He is predisposed to drink to much and always gets drunk.

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