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the quality of being suitable
"they had to prove their fitness for the position"
fitness, physical fitnessnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fit.
In things the fitness whereof is not of itself apparent, nor easy to be made sufficiently manifest unto all, yet the judgment of antiquity, concurring with that which is received, may induce them to think it not unfit. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 7.
The queen being absent, ’tis a needful fitness
That we adjourn this court. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Wer’t my fitness
To let these hands obey my boiling blood,
They’re apt enough to dislocate and tear
Thy flesh and bones. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Nor time nor place
Did then cohere, and yet you would make both:
They’ve made themselves, and that their fitness now
Does unmake you. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
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.
Being in optimum health.
Her fitness levels were amazing, she ran 5km every day.
Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'fitness' in Nouns Frequency: #2230
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The numerical value of fitness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fitness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of fitness in a Sentence
High profile fitness companies are huge proponents of this form of exercise, if they continue to advertise and support HIIT, I don’t see it leaving the trend list anytime soon.
The sneaker is segueing away from simply being a fitness shoe to being a fashion shoe.
Officials who are elected and answer press questions while they're in office, even if those questions relate to their personal activity, and could bear upon their personal fitness, is in fact in the course of federal employment, and can be therefore certified under the Westfall Act, president Trump knows that I told the truth when I said that President Trump had sexually assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman. President Trump also knows that President Trump was lying when Bill Barr said that President Trump had never met me before and that I' wasn't President Trump type,'.
I would interview the physical therapist or fitness instructor just like I would interview a plumber, an electrician or a doctor, i would ask questions like, 'What is your education?' ... 'What is your certification?' 'What kind of experience do you have?' 'Have you worked with somebody like me?'.
I think that it is a rather astonishing extension of wokeness in now that the door seems to be opening that someone’s political viewpoint reflects on their fitness as a parent.
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- اللياقه البدنيه, صحةArabic
- способност, годностBulgarian
- zdatnost, vhodnostCzech
- Fitness, Tauglichkeit, ZweckmäßigkeitGerman
- aptitud, capacidad, nivel físico, ámbitoSpanish
- تناسب اندامPersian
- kuntoilu, kuntoFinnish
- aptitude, fitnessFrench
- oiriúint, oiriúnachtIrish
- [[כשר]] [[גופני]], כשרHebrew
- 適当, フィットネス, 健康Japanese
- eignahet, egnethetNorwegian
- годность, фитнес, здоровье, пригодность, хорошая физическая формаRussian
- sự khỏe khoắnVietnamese
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