Definitions for aptitudeˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•ti•tudeˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. innate ability; talent:

    an aptitude for mathematics.

  2. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence.

  3. suitability; fitness.

Origin of aptitude:

1400–50; late ME (< MF) < LL aptitūdō. See apt , -i -, -tude


Princeton's WordNet

  1. aptitude(noun)

    inherent ability

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aptitude(noun)ˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

    a natural ability; = talent

    an aptitude for math; an aptitude test


  1. aptitude(Noun)

    Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

  2. aptitude(Noun)

    The condition of being suitable.

  3. Origin: From aptitudo, from aptus; see apt. Compare attitude, which is a doublet of aptitude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aptitude(noun)

    a natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or effect; as, oil has an aptitude to burn

  2. Aptitude(noun)

    a general fitness or suitableness; adaptation

  3. Aptitude(noun)

    readiness in learning; docility; aptness


  1. Aptitude

    An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is not knowledge, understanding, learned or acquired abilities or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aptitude

    The ability to acquire general or special types of knowledge or skill.

Translations for aptitude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(sometimes with for ) (a) talent or ability

an aptitude for mathematics.

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