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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 ?
Persons, therefore, starting with this natural gift developed by degrees their special aptitudes, till their rude improvisations gave birth to Poetry.
For not to speak of his readiness in ordinary duties: --repairing stove boats, sprung spars, reforming the shape of clumsy-bladed oars, inserting bull's eyes in the deck, or new tree-nails in the side planks, and other miscellaneous matters more directly pertaining to his special business; he was moreover unhesitatingly expert in all manner of conflicting aptitudes, both useful and capricious.
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.
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.
He, who had in her opinion such a marked aptitude for a political career, in which he would have been certain to play a leading part--he had sacrificed his ambition for her sake, and never betrayed the slightest regret.
He found that he had a natural aptitude for the more muscular domestic duties, and his energy in this direction enchanted Nutty, who before his advent had had a monopoly of these tasks.
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.
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." If the justness of this observation be admitted, the mode of appointing the officers of the United States contained in the foregoing clauses, must, when examined, be allowed to be entitled to particular commendation.
So the first task Pierre had to face was one for which he had very little aptitude or inclination- practical business.
Gosse's purely descriptive power, his aptitude for still-life and landscape, is unmistakably vivid and sound.
Will he not also require natural aptitude for his calling?
It has thus its races of traders, trappers, hunters, and voyageurs, born and brought up in its service, and inheriting from preceding generations a knowledge and aptitude in everything connected with Indian life, and Indian traffic.