Apt"ness, n.

1.

Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end.

The aptness of his quotations. J. R. Green.

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2.

Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example.

3.

Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.

4.

Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.

 

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