Definition of aptitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæptɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæptɪtuːd//
[uncountable, countable]
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natural ability or skill at doing something synonym talent an aptitude test (= one designed to show whether somebody has the natural ability for a particular job or course of education) aptitude for something She showed a natural aptitude for the work. aptitude for doing something His aptitude for dealing with children got him the job. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin aptitudo, from aptus ‘fitted’, past participle of apere ‘fasten’.Extra examples an aptitude for mathematics children who show an aptitude for music They may ask you to do an aptitude test.
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