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Definition of "fitness" []

  • The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness. (noun)
  • Good health or physical condition, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition. (noun)
  • Biology The extent to which an organism is adapted to or able to produce offspring in a particular environment. (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 "fitness" in a sentence
  • "St. Thomas (II-II, Q. xlvii, a. 8) it is its function to do three things: to take counsel, i.e. to cast about for the means suited in the particular case under consideration to reach the end of any one moral virtue; to judge soundly of the fitness of the means suggested; and, finally, to command their employment."
  • "We need not have recourse either to the family names, armorial bearings or cardinalatial titles, to see the fitness of their designations as given in the prophecies."
  • "Julie Kucinski in a boot camp fitness class at The Shed"