the quality of being suitable
"they had to prove their fitness for the position"
fitness, physical fitness(noun)
good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
fitness to traverse the seas
the quality of being qualified
The condition of being fit, suitable or appropriate.
The cultivation of an attractive and/or healthy physique.
The condition of being attractive, fanciable or beautiful.
the state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office
Fitness is a central idea in evolutionary theory. It can be defined either with respect to a genotype or to a phenotype in a given environment. In either case, it describes the ability to both survive and reproduce, and is equal to the average contribution to the gene pool of the next generation that is made by an average individual of the specified genotype or phenotype. If differences between alleles of a given gene affect fitness, then the frequencies of the alleles will change over generations; the alleles with higher fitness become more common. This process is called natural selection. An individual's fitness is manifested through its phenotype. The phenotype is affected by the developmental environment as well as by genes, and the fitness of a given phenotype can be different in different environments. The fitnesses of different individuals with the same genotype are therefore not necessarily equal. However, since the fitness of the genotype is an averaged quantity, it will reflect the reproductive outcomes of all individuals with that genotype in a given environment or set of environments. Inclusive fitness differs from individual fitness by including the ability of an allele in one individual to promote the survival and/or reproduction of other individuals that share that allele, in preference to individuals with a different allele. One mechanism of inclusive fitness is kin selection.
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Rank popularity for the word 'fitness' in Nouns Frequency: #2230
The numerical value of fitness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fitness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
The level of fitness I was in, and my ability to stay at that fitness level and push myself there all the time, I attribute to that time on my high school rowing team.
Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight, now it's just working fitness into a schedule that might also include lavish dinners, beach time, cocktail hours, nights out dancing.
We found that poor physical fitness in midlife was linked to more rapid brain aging two decades later, this message may be especially important for people with heart disease or at risk for heart disease, in which we found an even stronger relationship between fitness and brain aging.
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- способност, годностBulgarian
- Fitness, Zweckmäßigkeit, TauglichkeitGerman
- capacidad, aptitud, nivel físico, ámbitoSpanish
- kunto, kuntoiluFinnish
- fitness, aptitudeFrench
- oiriúint, oiriúnachtIrish
- כשר, [[כשר]] [[גופני]]Hebrew
- 健康, 適当, フィットネスJapanese
- egnethet, eignahetNorwegian
- хорошая физическая форма, пригодность, здоровье, фитнес, годностьRussian
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