from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.
- noun Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
- noun Biology The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being fit or suitable; suitableness; adaptedness or adaptability of one thing to another; hence, congruity; befittingness; meetness: as, the fitness of things; the fitness of a thing for the purpose intended.
- noun The state of being fitted or qualified; requisite capacity; qualification: as, he lacks fitness for the place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state or quality of being fit
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The condition of being
fit, suitableor appropriate.
- noun The cultivation of an attractive and/or healthy physique.
- noun UK, slang The condition of being
attractive, fanciableor beautiful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of being qualified
- noun the quality of being suitable
- noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
- noun fitness to traverse the seas
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Protein fitness is defined by the properties of organic chemicals, which may indeed be (as you contend) the evidence of telic forethought, but that is entirely outside the scope of the subject weasel is addressing.
The doctrine of evolution uses the term fitness in a hard and stern sense.
There are a whole host of other errors in this i09 article, and I'll just pick this one: It does not use the term fitness correctly.
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