aptitude aptitude  /ˈæp tə ˌtud/

Definition(s):

  • (n) inherent ability

Usage(s):

  1. Before a person is taken for flying lessons she has to undergo a pilot aptitude test.
  2. The results of the aptitude tests were adjusted downwards to compensate for the home advantage of the candidates.
  3. An aptitude test can never determine what your calling is: you will have to answer your own inner calling.

News

  1. Des Plaines School Dist. 62 Inducts National Jr. Honor Students

    Faculty and staff at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines recently inducted several students into the Paul W. Jung Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Inductees demonstrated exemplary aptitude in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship throughout their middle school years.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Journal & Topics Newspapers

  2. Giants take third baseman in second round

    The Giants drafted Ryder Jones, a left-handed-batting third baseman who also possesses pitching aptitude as a right-hander, with their second selection (64th overall) Thursday in the First-Year Player Draft.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: San Francisco Giants

  3. UPDATE | City council boils over on outsourcing water utility

    The council voted unanimously to cease all negotiations to outsource management to the Kitsap Public Utility District. But the matter took a back seat to a heated argument over the aptitude of the council, its treatment of its city manager.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bainbridge Island Review

Quotes

  1. "He has an aptitude to be a quarterback. : He knows what he's doing," coach Brad Childress said to the Twin Cities-area media of the unanticipated move. "We're going to get him immersed [at quarterback] in the system."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Brad Childress Source: ESPN

  2. "Understandably, the contestants won't have any previous business experience, but all I want to see from them is an entrepreneurial aptitude and an enthusiasm to succeed," said Sir Alan, who left school at 16 with no qualifications.
    on May 21, 2009 By: Sir Alan Sugar Source: BBC News

  3. "Nico will be ably partnered by Kazuki, who has impressed the team over the past year," said team boss Frank Williams. "He has pace and the right aptitude to develop into a competitive Formula One racer and over the course of the next season,...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Frank Williams Source: CNN International

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