Definition of 'aptitude'
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She has people skills galore and a natural aptitude for her position in the royals. The Sun (2013)Many are disruptive in class because they have no aptitude for further academic studies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He found he liked it and quickly showed a huge aptitude for the role. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The technical or vocational education on offer for those students whose first aptitude is not academic remains poor. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Tomas wasn't a good swimmer yet and had no natural aptitude for it. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)Though she showed an aptitude for science, from an early age her inclinations were artistic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She began modelling while still at school, though she also showed an early aptitude for art. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An England team with the aptitude and ability to win matches courtesy of tries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We see his natural musical aptitude from a very young age, having been given his first drum kit. The Sun (2011)Despite no musical training, he displayed a natural aptitude and swiftly became a virtuoso in jazz and blues styles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was a poor chief executive who showed little aptitude for the team-building needed to build loyalty on a national scale. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He realised that he had an aptitude for the work and quickly gained extra responsibility - covering for managers and coaching colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Although he showed little aptitude for school work, he read widely from the volumes supplied to his mother by her book club. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since he had a natural aptitude for languages, he gained a university place and began a completely new phase in his life. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)She showed an early aptitude for dance, but her grandfather felt she should learn the arts to be able to please her future husband. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No minister, of course, can explain the difference between aptitude and ability! Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Japanese have a natural aptitude for it, and that aptitude has fired some brilliant design solutions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In this country we seem to have a great aptitude for rescuing doomed artefacts at the 11th hour and 59th minute. Exploring Britain's Canals (1994)Very few have any natural aptitude for playing music but, like eating vegetables, we know it is good for us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was diligent and showed great aptitude for her work, which she devoted her life to, and the educational centres prospered. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Genetic tests will identify not only an individual's aptitude for a particular sport but also an athlete's potential to improve with training. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'aptitude'
British English: aptitude NOUN
Someone's aptitude for a particular kind of work or activity is their ability to learn it quickly and to do it well.
An aptitude for computing is beneficial for students taking this degree.
Definition of aptitude from the Collins English Dictionary
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