aptness

n.
1.
Fitness, suitableness, appropriateness, appositeness, pertinence, pertinency, point, pointedness, felicity, felicitousness, adaptation, applicability.
2.
Turn, tendency, inclination. See aptitude, 1.
3.
Quickness, readiness, expertness, skill, facility, knack, adroitness, tact, address, ability, happy faculty.

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  • Aptness — Apt ness, n. 1. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end. [1913 Webster] The aptness of his quotations. J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aptness — index ability, admissibility, capacity (aptitude), expedience, inclination, instinct, liability, perfor …   Law dictionary

  • aptness — (n.) 1530s, from APT (Cf. apt) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aptness — noun a) Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end. b) Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example …   Wiktionary

  • aptness — noun 1. a disposition to behave in a certain way the aptness of iron to rust the propensity of disease to spread • Syn: ↑propensity • Derivationally related forms: ↑apt • Hypernyms: ↑disposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • aptness — apt ► ADJECTIVE 1) appropriate; suitable. 2) (apt to) having a tendency to. 3) quick to learn. DERIVATIVES aptly adverb aptness noun. ORIGIN Latin aptus fitted …   English terms dictionary

  • aptness — noun see apt I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aptness — See aptly. * * * …   Universalium

  • aptness — Synonyms and related words: appositeness, appropriateness, bent, bump, expediency, faculty, fitness, flair, genius, head, helpfulness, knack, meetness, order, propitiousness, propriety, rightness, suitability, suitableness, talent, turn …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aptness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An innate capability: aptitude, bent, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, instinct, knack, talent, turn. See ABILITY, APPROACH …   English dictionary for students

  • aptness — apt·ness || æptnɪs n. ability; nimbleness, dexterousness; appropriateness, suitability …   English contemporary dictionary

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