adaptitude

noun
adap·​ti·​tude | \ ə-ˈdap-tə-ˌt(y)üd, a- \
plural -s

Definition of adaptitude

: a special fitness : aptitude

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of adaptitude

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adaptitude

blend of adapt and aptitude

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about adaptitude

Time Traveler for adaptitude

Time Traveler

The first known use of adaptitude was in 1806

See more words from the same year

Statistics for adaptitude

Cite this Entry

“Adaptitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adaptitude. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on adaptitude

What made you want to look up adaptitude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!