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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end.
  • n. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example.
  • n. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.
  • n. Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness.
  • n. Disposition of the mind; propensity.
  • n. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility.
  • n. Proneness; tendency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being apt, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition to behave in a certain way
  • n. appropriateness for the occasion

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