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Definition of apt adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1suitable or appropriate in the circumstances a particularly apt description/name/comment The song would have been more apt for a bass voice.
  2. 2likely or having a natural tendency to do something apt to be… apt to be forgetful/careless apt to do something Babies are apt to put objects into their mouths.
  3. 3apt student/pupil a person who has a natural ability to learn and understand
aptly adverb
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the aptly named Grand Hotel
aptness noun [uncountable]
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