- 1 (often aptitude for) A natural ability to do something: he had a remarkable aptitude for learning wordsMore example sentences
- He had previously believed that he did not have a natural aptitude for learning languages, through his experiences at school.
- A similar argument could be made for selecting children with an aptitude for music, he went on.
- Secondly these students deserve the chance to overcome this initial hiccup, to show whatever aptitudes, abilities they have.
- 1.1A natural tendency: his natural aptitude for failureMore example sentences
- They require tact and a deftness that neither government has shown much aptitude for or inclination toward.
- In fact, his was a different kind of mind with an aptitude more for philosophical thoughts and concepts than for literary pursuits.
- It also acknowledges that patients differ in their choice of therapies according to their aptitudes and inclinations towards the various options.
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin aptitudo, from aptus (see apt).