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Definition of aptitude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1natural ability or skill at doing something synonym talent
  2. 2 an aptitude test (= one designed to show whether someone has the natural ability for a particular job or course of education) aptitude for something She showed a natural aptitude for the work. aptitude in something an aptitude in math and science aptitude for doing something His aptitude for dealing with children got him the job. aptitude in doing something Applicants are tested on their aptitude in solving problems.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: aptitude