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

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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 on the Web But these tasks are hard to do at rest, and are easily biased by prior knowledge about heart rate from, say, wearing a fitness tracker. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, 10 June 2021 Launched last summer, Amazon Halo is the company’s health and fitness tracker that competes directly against the Apple Watch. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 June 2021 This is the best fitness tracker for iPhone owners. Louryn Strampe, Wired, 31 May 2021 The Fitbit Luxe is a new fitness tracker that attempts to add a touch of class to a category of tech awash with ultra-affordable bands. Andrew Williams, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 This comprehensive fitness tracker is compatible with Alexa. Megan Oster, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 Your fitness tracker nagging you to move — just 9,819 more steps till your goal. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2021 All the while, the Cubii mobile app syncs with your smartphone or fitness tracker to record your distance, calories burned and more. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, 7 Apr. 2021 But the Ace 3 is the first new product from Fitbit since last fall's new lineup which included the $300 Sense and $230 Versa 3 smartwatches, and the $100 Inspire 2 fitness tracker. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2021

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Fitness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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