fitness

noun
fit·​ness | \ ˈfit-nəs How to pronounce fitness (audio) \

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.
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First Known Use of fitness

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fitness was in 1580

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31 Jul 2022

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“Fitness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for fitness

fitness

noun
fit·​ness | \ ˈfit-nəs How to pronounce fitness (audio) \

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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