Definition of aptitude
- an aptitude for gymnastics
- an aptitude for languages
The new test is supposed to measure the aptitudes of the students.
bored teenagers with an aptitude for getting into trouble
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
affection, affinity, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn;
: a natural ability to do something or to learn something
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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