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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 work of Ong, Fisher, and Brizendine supports the fittingness of males for this role.
take fittingness to be a necessary condition for virtuous anger.
In this sense, it is observed that independent auditing requires an auditor's judgment to find a reasonable basis to issue opinions on the appropriateness of financial statements, where the validity and fittingness of the accounting treatments are assessed (Boynton, Johnson, & Kelly, 2002).
The fittingness of the hat is related to the hat wearer's particular head size.
Lonergan answers, "not a mere absence of internal incoherence, not an absolute necessity, not even a conditional necessity, but the positive fittingness or appropriateness actually found in revelation and tradition as ordained and willed by divine wisdom and divine goodness.
Tolkien insists on the fittingness of the dragon as a worthy opponent for Beowulf: "But for the universal significance which is given to the fortunes of his hero it is an enhancement and not a distraction [.
Fittingness, Value, and Trans-World Attitudes, ANDREW REISNER
Fittingness occurs when study findings are similar to what would happen in other contexts.
While the doctrine of creation from nothing affirms that God was under no compulsion to create, the affirmation that the Creator is Triune God, who is intrinsically living, productive, and present, allows one to see that there is a certain fittingness to God's creative work, which helps to counter charges of divine arbitrariness and divine determinacy.
So the reasons that Maimonides sees for restricting truth to the few are adapted by Thomas Aquinas as arguments for the fittingness of revealing truth to all.
To enhance the possibility of transferability, the researcher developed detailed descriptions of the context so that others could make judgments about fittingness with other possible contexts.