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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aptitude  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aptitude 
  n  :  inherent  ability  [ant:  {inaptitude}] 




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