English

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Etymology

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Middle French aptitude, from Medieval Latin aptitudo, from Latin aptus (apt, fit). By surface analysis, apt +‎ -itude. Doublet of attitude.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæptɪˌtjuːd/
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Noun

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aptitude (countable and uncountable, plural aptitudes)

  1. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.
    Synonyms: talent, knack; see also Thesaurus:skill
    Antonym: ineptitude
  2. The condition of being suitable.
    Synonyms: appropriateness, fitness, suitability
    Antonym: ineptitude

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin aptitūdō.

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Noun

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aptitude f (plural aptitudes)

  1. aptitude
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