aptness

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apt +‎ -ness

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aptness (plural aptnesses)

  1. suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable
  2. disposition of the mind; propensity
    the aptness of men to follow example
  3. quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility
    An aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.
  4. proneness; tendency
    the aptness of iron to rust

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