Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Adaptedness; special aptitude.

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  • noun Adaptedness; special aptitude.

Etymologies

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Circa 1800 adapt +‎ -itude

Examples

  • While the lack of physical adaptitude may be the occasion of much suffering and unhappiness in such unions, especially on the part of the wife, being even productive of most serious local disease, and sometimes of sterility, it is in childbirth that the greatest risk and suffering is incurred.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young

  • While the lack of physical adaptitude may be the occasion of much suffering and unhappiness in such unions, especially on the part of the wife, being even productive of most serious local disease, and sometimes of sterility, it is in childbirth that the greatest risk and suffering is incurred.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

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