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Meaning of APTITUDE

Pronunciation:  'apti`tood

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inherent ability
 

APTITUDE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: inaptitude
 
 See Also: ability, capability, capableness, inherent aptitude, instinct, natural ability, potentiality, power

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Apt"i*tude\, n. [F. aptitude, LL. aptitudo, fr. L.
aptus. See {Apt}, and cf. {Attitude}.]
1. A natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a
   particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or
   effect; as, oil has an aptitude to burn.

         He seems to have had a peculiar aptitude for the
         management of irregular troops.       --Macaulay.

2. A general fitness or suitableness; adaptation.

         That sociable and helpful aptitude which God
         implanted between man and woman.      --Milton.

3. Readiness in learning; docility; aptness.

         He was a boy of remarkable aptitude.  --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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