[syn: aptness, appositeness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aptness \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of
iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread" [syn:
2: appropriateness for the occasion; "the phrase had
considerable aptness" [syn: aptness, appositeness] [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "aptness":
appositeness, appropriateness, bent, bump, expediency, faculty,
fitness, flair, genius, head, helpfulness, knack, meetness, order,
propitiousness, propriety, rightness, suitability, suitableness,