What does aptitude mean?

Definitions for aptitudeˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aptitude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aptitude(noun)

    inherent ability


  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

  4. Origin: [F. aptitude, LL. aptitudo, fr. L. aptus. See Apt, and cf. Attitude.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aptitude

    apt′i-tūd, n. fitness: tendency: readiness, teachableness, talent (with for). [Low L. aptitudo—L. apt-us.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aptitude

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aptitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aptitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Funmi Wale-Adegbite:

    Success is 80 attitude and 20 aptitude.

  2. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.

  3. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.

  4. Zig Ziglar:

    It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Your attitude is a multitude of aptitude and rectitude which decides your altitude in plenitude.

Images & Illustrations of aptitude

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Translations for aptitude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • способност, дарбаBulgarian
  • Eignung, BegabungGerman
  • capacidad, aptitudSpanish
  • soveltuvuus, kykyFinnish
  • כשרון, כושרHebrew
  • योग्यताHindi
  • 適性, 適合Japanese
  • 적성, 적합, 소질, 재능Korean
  • aanlegDutch
  • egnethet, begavelseNorwegian
  • aptidãoPortuguese
  • одарённость, уместность, предрасположенность, склонность, способностьRussian
  • sposobnost, podobnost, sklonost, pogodnost, nadarenost, obdarenost, talentSerbo-Croatian

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