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
The basement has a small fitness area and a wellness space with an inviting Jacuzzi pool and saunas.
The 740-room resort includes golf, tennis, a fitness center and eight pools, including one with a 92-foot water slide.
A 66,000-square-foot community center with indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and an indoor walking track could be in the future for Merriam residents.
Kolman was found dead in his car early one morning in the parking lot of a Planet Fitness.
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The class will combine physical fitness with lessons in first aid and a healthy diet.
The cadet program is open to 14- to 21-year-olds and provides free training in police work, LAPD values and physical fitness.
Enjoy wellness, fitness and personal development activities and events for all ages.
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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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