- inherent or acquired ability
- ease in learning or understanding; intelligence
- the condition or quality of being apt
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- innate ability or skill;
talent: [countable]an aptitude for mathematics. [uncountable]musical aptitude.
innate or acquired capacity for something;
talent:She has a special aptitude for mathematics.
- readiness or quickness in learning;
intelligence:He was placed in honors classes because of his general aptitude.
- the state or quality of being apt;
- Late Latin aptitūdō. See apt, -i-, -tude
- Middle French)
- late Middle English ( 1400–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged predilection, proclivity, bent, gift, faculty.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged acumen.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged appropriateness.