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Definition of "aptitude" []

  • An inherent ability, as for learning; a talent. See Synonyms at ability. (noun)
  • Quickness in learning and understanding; intelligence. (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being suitable; appropriateness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aptitude" in a sentence
  • "By then, the word aptitude, implying that students were being tested for natural fitness or inborn talent, would no longer do."
  • "I agree that any genetic differences in aptitude probably predated selective breeding by slave owners."
  • "Now, however, "fresh research adds to the debate about gender difference in aptitude for mathematics, including efforts to explain the relative scarcity of women among professors of science, math, and engineering.""