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Meaning of APTNESS

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  appropriateness; "the phrase had considerable aptness"
  2. [n]  a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"

APTNESS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appositeness, propensity
 Antonyms: inappositeness, inaptness
 See Also: appropriateness, disposition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Apt"ness\, n.
1. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of
   things to their end.

         The aptness of his quotations.        --J. R. Green.

2. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of
   men to follow example.

3. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning;
   docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in
   some children than in others.

4. Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.

Thesaurus Terms
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