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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Natural ability or skill, especially in learning.

Usage examples (36)
  • Some children have an aptitude for spelling.
  • By then, the word aptitude, implying that students were being tested for natural fitness or inborn talent, would no longer do.
  • It was interesting and Rilla discovered a certain aptitude in herself for it that surprised her.
  • On the other hand, MacMillan never went on to the Olympics because natural aptitude is not sufficient in itself. for more
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