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Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
1. The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
2. A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
3. fittings Chiefly British Furnishings or fixtures.

fit′ting·ly adv.
fit′ting·ness n.
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Noun1.fittingness - the quality of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position"
suitability, suitableness - the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose; "an important requirement is suitability for long trips"
qualification, making - an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"
habitability, habitableness - suitability for living in or on
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The fittingness of the study was further demonstrated by relating each category of the theory to literature to highlight possible similarities or differences between current research and that of earlier theoretical constructs.
The apparent generality of the WKR problem suggests that the class of right-kind reasons is wider than the class of normative reasons; the reasons that determine "fittingness" are not essentially normative in any sense stronger than that associated with any arbitrary standard of correctness.
proportion, symmetry, rhythm, the fittingness of the parts--properties
But there was a profound and encouraging sense of rightness, of fittingness, at Bush's death.
(78) Hegel's examples of such instances are evaluative judgments: in saying, for example, that an action is right (recht), "right" signals the fittingness of the singular deed with some normative constitution for what an action should be: a universal.
There is fittingness to the fact that the 50th year anniversary of Humanae vitae and the 25th year anniversary of Veritatis splendor coincide.
In the context of His thankfulness to anybody who gives even just a glass of water to anyone belonging to Him, we can understand His intolerance toward those who scandalize (literally, 'cause to fall') others, especially his 'little ones.' His uncompromising severity against such doers of evil is graphically illustrated by the hyperbole of the fittingness of a mill-stone around the neck of such a person and throwing him/her into the sea.
But if the basic reasons we have to value or endorse markets are that they serve consumer well-being, and if it is fitting that those who exercise entrepreneurial creativity and satisfy consumer needs deserve profits, then it's hard to see why this fittingness would have nothing to do with justice.
(63) The common good "entails a reference to standards of fittingness or appropriateness relative to the basic aspects of human flourishing." (64) In other words, practical reasonableness is oriented toward reasonableness (65) (again, good to be pursued and done, evil avoided (66)), which then brings about basic human goods, which in turn advances the common good, which ultimately promotes human flourishing.
As such, it is not surprising that for much of its tradition, moral theology (widely construed) has focused on the moral and spiritual development of the agent (that is, our growth in virtue and to receive the theological virtues), and on the actions of the agent (that is, the goodness or otherwise of particular acts, or better still, the appropriateness and "fittingness" of human action in particular circumstances).
fittingness of the evils we encounter is for God to judge, not for us.
With flexibility and elasticity defined to express the elastic influence of explanatory variables and interaction of explanatory variables on crash rate, GNB model 6 is proved to have good fittingness, which offers a certain reference value for crash prediction in general.