aptitude

  

Definition

Acquired or natural ability (usually measurable with aptitude tests), for learning and proficiency in a specific area or discipline. Aptitude is expressed in interest, and is reflected in current performance which is expected to improve over time with training.

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  • The student had such an aptitude with mathematics that his professor was certain he would go on to make many important contributions in the field.

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  • At the start of the school year, the math teacher gave everyone and aptitude test to see the average knowledge of his student and so he could compare the results of improvement at the end of the year.

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  • He took an aptitude test to determine if he was smart enough to get the job he wanted to do since he was a boy.

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