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 in a Sentence
a gymnastics program promoting fitness and agility in school-aged children
I have to question the fitness of wearing a bright red dress to a funeral.
Recent Examples of fitness from the Web
Before the races start on Saturday with the 5K, there is a health and fitness expo on Friday and Saturday at the San Diego Convention Center.
This year, slowed by a sprained foot that hurt her fitness and her ability to push off, Lohan finished 23-13.
Big Backyard 5K PLAN AHEAD Run/walk, post-race celebration with fitness activities, music, vendors; proceeds benefit King County Parks; 9 a.m. June 11, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $20-$40 (bby5k.com).
Harnessing and honing her game and fitness has taken time, however.
The 30-day fitness challenge continues at all the locations and has been a successful tool in growing membership.
Why Komis placed higher than any of his Patriot teammates is an all-court game combined with a high fitness level.
A suburban Chicago judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a Wisconsin man charged with shooting and seriously injuring an Amtrak conductor.
Plenty of fitness-tracking phone apps contain the same basic features.
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First Known Use of fitness
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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