Meaning of APTITUDE in English


— aptitudinal , adj. — aptitudinally adv.

/ap"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/ , n.

1. capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: She has a special aptitude for mathematics.

2. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence: He was placed in honors classes because of his general aptitude.

3. the state or quality of being apt; special fitness.

[ 1400-50; late ME ( aptitudo. See APT, -I-, -TUDE ]

Syn. 1. predilection, proclivity, bent, gift, faculty. 2. acumen. 3. appropriateness.

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