fitness

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noun fit·ness \ˈfit-nəs\

Definition of fitness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being fit

  2. 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

  1. <a gymnastics program promoting fitness and agility in school-aged children>

  2. <I have to question the fitness of wearing a bright red dress to a funeral.>

1580

First Known Use of fitness

1580


Medical Dictionary

fitness

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noun fit·ness \ˈfit-nəs\

Medical Definition of fitness

  1. :  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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