Meaning of aptitude

ap•ti•tude

Pronunciation: (ap'ti-td", -tyd"), [key]
— n.
  1. capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: She has a special aptitude for mathematics.
  2. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence: He was placed in honors classes because of his general aptitude.
  3. the state or quality of being apt; special fitness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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