Aptness
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]


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