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Definitions for fitness
ˈfɪt nɪsfit·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fitness, fittingness(noun)

    the quality of being suitable

    "they had to prove their fitness for the position"

  2. fitness, physical fitness(noun)

    good physical condition; being in shape or in condition

  3. seaworthiness, fitness(noun)

    fitness to traverse the seas

  4. fitness(noun)

    the quality of being qualified

Wiktionary

  1. fitness(Noun)

    The condition of being fit, suitable or appropriate.

  2. fitness(Noun)

    The cultivation of an attractive and/or healthy physique.

  3. fitness(Noun)

    The condition of being attractive, fanciable or beautiful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fitness(noun)

    the state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office

Freebase

  1. Fitness

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. fitness

    Being in optimum health.

    Her fitness levels were amazing, she ran 5km every day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fitness' in Nouns Frequency: #2230

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How to say fitness in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fitness in a Sentence

  1. Walter Thompson:

    Overall, people who work in the fitness industry are much more accountable and professional than previously.

  2. Laura Cobb:

    When it comes to physical fitness, the best peer pressure to get moving could be coming from the person who sits across from you at the breakfast table.

  3. Lorianne Major:

    AIRBarre is a fitness technique that integrates traditions of dance.

  4. Jessica Goldman:

    In the long term, the coronavirus will dilute the brick and mortar fitness industry model.

  5. Neal Pire:

    Even with all the options for fitness trackers, we’re still early in the game.

Images & Illustrations of fitness

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