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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apt  \Apt\,  a.  [F.  apte,  L.  aptus,  fr  obsolete  apere  to  fasten, 
  to  join  to  fit  akin  to  apisci  to  reach,  attain:  cf  Gr  ? 
  to  fasten,  Skr.  [=a]pta  fit  fr  [=a]p  to  reach  attain.] 
  1.  Fit  or  fitted;  suited;  suitable;  appropriate. 
 
  They  have  always  apt  instruments.  --Burke. 
 
  A  river  .  .  .  apt  to  be  forded  by  a  lamb.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Having  an  habitual  tendency;  habitually  liable  or  likely; 
  --  used  of  things 
 
  My  vines  and  peaches  .  .  .  were  apt  to  have  a  soot 
  or  smuttiness  upon  their  leaves  and  fruit.  --Temple. 
 
  This  tree,  if  unprotected,  is  apt  to  be  stripped  of 
  the  leaves  by  a  leaf-cutting  ant.  --Lubbock. 
 
  3.  Inclined;  disposed  customarily;  given  ready;  --  used  of 
  persons. 
 
  Apter  to  give  than  thou  wit  be  to  ask  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  That  lofty  pity  with  which  prosperous  folk  are  apt 
  to  remember  their  grandfathers.  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  4.  Ready;  especially  fitted  or  qualified  (to  do  something); 
  quick  to  learn;  prompt;  expert;  as  a  pupil  apt  to  learn; 
  an  apt  scholar.  ``An  apt  wit.''  --Johnson. 
 
  Live  a  thousand  years,  I  shall  not  find  myself  so 
  apt  to  die.  --Shak. 
 
  I  find  thee  apt  .  .  .  Now  Hamlet,  hear.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Fit  meet  suitable;  qualified;  inclined;  disposed; 
  liable;  ready;  quick;  prompt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apt  \Apt\,  v.  t.  [L.  aptare  See  {Aptate}.] 
  To  fit  to  suit;  to  adapt.  [Obs.]  ``  To  apt  their  places.'' 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  That  our  speech  be  apted  to  edification.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apt 
  adj  1:  at  risk  of  or  subject  to  experiencing  something  usually 
  unpleasant;  "he  is  apt  to  lose";  "she  is  liable  to 
  forget"  [syn:  {apt(p)},  {liable(p)}] 
  2:  mentally  quick  and  resourceful;  "an  apt  pupil";  "you  are  a 
  clever  man...you  reason  well  and  your  wit  is  bold"-Bram 
  Stoker  [syn:  {clever}] 
  3:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  naturally  disposed  toward;  "he  is 
  apt  to  ignore  matters  he  considers  unimportant";  "I  am  not 
  minded  to  answer  any  questions"  [syn:  {apt(p)},  {disposed(p)}, 
  {given(p)},  {minded(p)},  {tending(p)}] 
  4:  being  of  striking  appropriateness  and  pertinence;  "the 
  successful  copywriter  is  a  master  of  apposite  and 
  evocative  verbal  images";  "an  apt  reply"  [syn:  {apposite}, 
  {appropriate},  {pertinent}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  APT 
 
  1.    {Automatically  Programmed  Tools}. 
 
  2.    {Audio  Processing  Technology}. 
 
  (1996-01-15) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APT 
  Automatically  Programmed  Tools 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APT 
  Address  Pass  Through 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APT 
  Advanced  Photoscale  Technology  (Brother) 
 
 




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