Meaning of APTITUDE in English


/ ˈæptɪtjuːd; NAmE -tuːd/ noun

[ U , C ] aptitude (for sth) | aptitude (for doing sth) natural ability or skill at doing sth

SYN talent :

She showed a natural aptitude for the work.

His aptitude for dealing with children got him the job.

an aptitude test (= one designed to show whether sb has the natural ability for a particular job or course of education)



late Middle English : via Old French from late Latin aptitudo , from aptus fitted, past participle of apere fasten.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.