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.

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Peloton was last valued at $4.15 billion, but Bloomberg reports that that could skyrocket to $8 billion as the at-home fitness trend continues to boom. Madeleine Laplante-dube, Outside Online, "Peloton Filed for an IPO," 6 June 2019 Get in shape in July when your energy levels are high and physical fitness could be a higher priority. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for June 5, 2019: Gemini, research major purchase first; Libra, watch restless urge," 5 June 2019 Similarly, South Korea used their final warm-up game against Sweden as a means of getting as many of their players up to match fitness. SI.com, "France vs South Korea Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 5 June 2019 The fitness maven, who counts Naomi Campbell and Natasha Lyonne as clients, is invested in wellness over weight loss. Cady Lang, Time, "The 25 Accounts to Follow For the Best Instagram Stories Right Now," 4 June 2019 The feature follows longtime criticism of Apple’s fitness tools as not made with women in mind. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "The EU Official Who Wants a Trump Nickname: The Broadsheet," 4 June 2019 The American Airlines Hospitality Complex will be a 600-room structure with all the amenities that come with a hotel of that size: comfortable rooms, a tavern, a fitness facility and even an in-house clinic. Carla Jimenez, star-telegram, "The new American Airlines headquarters will have a 600-room hotel at the heart of its campus," 4 June 2019 Her trainer, Joe Holder, who counts supermodel Naomi Campbell, designer Virgil Abloh, and emerging model Roosmarijn de Kok as clients, is back with another motivational fitness routine. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Victoria's Secret Angel Alexina Graham's Intense Boxing Workout," 29 May 2019 The New York Times has called it the biggest celebrity-fitness sensation since SoulCycle. Maggie Bullock, Vogue, "Is Telefitness the Wave of the Future? Or Another Way Tech Is Keeping Us Apart?," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of fitness

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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