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Other Aptitude Definition

[n] inherent ability

Antonyms

inaptitude

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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