Part of speech: noun

inherent ability

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

Adaptation; bent; tendency; fitness.

Part of speech: noun

Quickness of understanding; readiness; aptness.

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Usage examples "aptitude":

  1. Some of these self- constituted leaders have displayed a notable aptitude for political organization, and it is largely by means of the many little local organizations that the Cuban political game is played. - "Cuba, Old and New", Albert Gardner Robinson.
  2. He was put to work in the iron mines as soon as he was able to earn a few pennies daily, and he soon developed a remarkable aptitude for mechanics. - "American Men of Mind", Burton E. Stevenson.
  3. The Romans, notwithstanding their aptitude for law, cared little for consistency in their distribution of privileges between men and women. - "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.