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ap·ti·tude

 (ăp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. An inherent ability, as for learning; a talent: an aptitude for mathematics.
2. Archaic The condition or quality of being suitable; appropriateness.

[Middle English, tendency, from Late Latin aptitūdō, aptitude, from Latin aptus, apt; see apt.]

ap′ti·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
ap′ti·tu′di·nal·ly adv.

aptitude

(ˈæptɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. inherent or acquired ability
2. ease in learning or understanding; intelligence
3. the condition or quality of being apt
[C15: via Old French from Late Latin aptitūdō, from Latin aptus apt]

ap•ti•tude

(ˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. innate ability; talent: an aptitude for mathematics.
2. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence.
3. suitability; fitness.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin aptitūdō. See apt, -i-, -tude]
ap`ti•tu′di•nal, adj.
ap`ti•tu′di•nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aptitude - inherent abilityaptitude - inherent ability      
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
inherent aptitude, instinct - inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals"
capableness, potentiality, capability - an aptitude that may be developed
natural ability - ability that is inherited
inaptitude - a lack of aptitude

aptitude

aptitude

noun
An innate capability:
Translations
مَوهِبَه، قابِلِيَّه، أهْلِيَّه
nadáníschopnost
anlægtalent
kykysoveltuvuus
hæfni
nosliecepiemērotībaspējas
nadarjenost

aptitude

[ˈæptɪtjuːd]
A. N (= ability) → aptitud f, talento m; (= tendency) → inclinación f
to have an aptitude for sthtener aptitud(es) or talento para algo
B. CPD aptitude test Nprueba f de aptitud

aptitude

[ˈæptɪtjuːd] naptitude f
He shows great aptitude
BUT Il est très doué.
to have an aptitude for sth [+ figures, languages, music, maths, science, painting, teaching etc] → être doué(e) pour qchaptitude test ntest m d'aptitude

aptitude

nBegabung f; she has a great aptitude for saying the wrong thing (hum)sie hat ein besonderes Talent dafür, immer das Falsche zu sagen

aptitude

[ˈæptɪtjuːd] n (ability) → abilità f inv

aptitude

(ˈӕptitjuːd) noun
(sometimes with for) (a) talent or ability. an aptitude for mathematics.

aptitude

n. aptitud, capacidad, destreza para hacer algo;
___ testprueba de ___.

aptitude

n aptitud f
References in classic literature ?
Evidently she had great natural aptitude for her work.
She handled her brushes with a certain ease and freedom which came, not from long and close acquaintance with them, but from a natural aptitude.
The wild effervescence of his mood--which had so readily supplied thoughts, fantasies, and a strange aptitude of words, and impelled him to talk from the mere necessity of giving vent to this bubbling-up gush of ideas had entirely subsided.
The natural aptitude of the French for seizing the picturesqueness of things seems to be peculiarly evinced in what paintings and engravings they have of their whaling scenes.
Certainly they will, in their gentleness, their lowly docility of heart, their aptitude to repose on a superior mind and rest on a higher power, their childlike simplicity of affection, and facility of forgiveness.
She found him, however, perfectly the gentleman in his behaviour to all his visitors, and only occasionally rude to his wife and her mother; she found him very capable of being a pleasant companion, and only prevented from being so always, by too great an aptitude to fancy himself as much superior to people in general, as he must feel himself to be to Mrs.
I am perhaps the worst skater in the world, and therefore, according to a natural law, I covet the faintest distinction on the ice more than immortal fame for the things in which nature has given me aptitude to excel.
Hubbard had little aptitude as an organizer; Bell had none; and Sanders was held fast by his leather interests.
After all, I would not exchange him for another squire, though I were given a city to boot, and therefore I am in doubt whether it will be well to send him to the government your highness has bestowed upon him; though I perceive in him a certain aptitude for the work of governing, so that, with a little trimming of his understanding, he would manage any government as easily as the king does his taxes; and moreover, we know already ample experience that it does not require much cleverness or much learning to be a governor, for there are a hundred round about us that scarcely know how to read, and govern like gerfalcons.
It has been observed in a former paper, that "the true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration.
It will be attended to, that in the examination of these expedients, I confine myself to their aptitude for ENFORCING the Constitution, by keeping the several departments of power within their due bounds, without particularly considering them as provisions for ALTERING the Constitution itself.
I say that according to all probability I shall not be able to undergo the fatigues of the siege of La Rochelle, and that it would be far better that you should appoint there either Monsieur de Conde, Monsieur de Bassopierre, or some valiant gentleman whose business is war, and not me, who am a churchman, and who am constantly turned aside for my real vocation to look after matters for which I have no aptitude.