Meaning of APTITUDE in English

APTITUDE

n.

Pronunciation: ' ap-t ə - ˌ tüd, - ˌ tyüd

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin aptitudo, from Late Latin, fitness, from Latin aptus

Date: 15th century

1 a : INCLINATION , TENDENCY <an aptitude for hard work> b : a natural ability : TALENT

2 : capacity for learning <an aptitude for languages>

3 : general suitability : APTNESS

synonyms see GIFT

– ap · ti · tu · di · nal \ ˌ ap-t ə - ' tü-d ə n- ə l, - ' tyü- \ adjective

– ap · ti · tu · di · nal · ly adverb

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