What does fitness mean?

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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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. Pennsylvania Former champion Justin Rose:

    I've done everything humanly possible to be here from a recovery point of view, from a fitness point of view, from a practice point of view, it's been a race against the clock really.

  2. Tom Emrich:

    When you compare Google Glass to the fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables, it’s easy to pronounce [it] as dead or not as successful.

  3. Jessica Smith:

    I'd say streaming is an option for almost all providers of fitness content at this point, everybody offers some form of streaming in some way or another.

  4. Cherie Wells:

    While improvements may be even greater with a longer pilates exercise program, women may find improvements as early as six weeks, i would think, though, that it is important to maintain strength and fitness with ongoing exercise to prevent decline in the future.

  5. Adam Schoenfeld:

    For example, it could be quite dangerous if someone with heart disease had inaccurate recordings of their activity and exercise that was being used to make medical decisions, in healthy persons, use of fitness trackers may not be as risky, especially if the information collected is not used for medical decision-making.

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