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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Apt·ness, n.
 1. Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end.
    The aptness of his quotations.   --J. R. Green.
 2. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example.
 3. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.
 4. Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of
           iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"
           [syn: propensity]
      2: appropriateness; "the phrase had considerable aptness" [syn:
          appositeness] [ant: inaptness, inaptness]