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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a disposition to behave in a certain way;
- Example: "the aptness of iron to rust"
- Example: "the propensity of disease to spread"
[syn: aptness, propensity]

2. appropriateness for the occasion;
- Example: "the phrase had considerable aptness"
[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. [1913 Webster] The aptness of his quotations. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example. [1913 Webster] 3. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others. [1913 Webster] 4. Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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