fitness


fit·ness

noun \ˈfit-nəs\

Definition of FITNESS

1
:  the quality or state of being fit
2
:  the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductive offspring as compared to competing organisms; also :  the contribution of an allele or genotype to the gene pool of subsequent generations as compared to that of other alleles or genotypes

Examples of FITNESS

  1. <a gymnastics program promoting fitness and agility in school-aged children>
  2. <I have to question the fitness of wearing a bright red dress to a funeral.>

First Known Use of FITNESS

1580

Rhymes with FITNESS

fit·ness

noun \ˈfit-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FITNESS

: the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductively fertile offspring as compared to competing organisms; also : the contribution of an allele or genotype to the gene pool of subsequent generations as compared to that of other alleles or genotypes

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