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aptitude

[ap′tətyo̅o̅d]
Etymology: L, aptitudo, ability
a natural ability, tendency, talent, or capability to learn, understand, or acquire a particular skill; mental alertness.

aptitude

(ap′tĭ-tood) [L. aptitudo, fitness]
Inherent ability or skill in learning or performing physical or mental endeavors.

aptitude

(1) natural ability to perform a task; (2) potential capacity to learn a task, given the necessary training.
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She added an agreement was signed with the Higher Education Council that no student would be accepted in university if they don't pass their aptitude test.
Aptitude assessments will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
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Lucy said: "Sport is of course about physical health and fitness, but we've found that it boosts energy and aptitude for lessons in the classroom as well.
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Effective in July, individual students in Maryland public schools that administer the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) or their parents must give written consent for personal information to be given to military recruiters; otherwise schools will not pass on the information.
It has been suggested that reading and English aptitude are related to formal writing ability (Mason & Graham, 2008; Rachal, Daigle, & Rachal, 2007).
This study guide for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) offers medical and dental students 600 practice questions that emphasize exam preparation, developing a balance between speed and accuracy and practicing under realistic exam conditions.
Prior research indicates that standardized measures of aptitude (e.
All schools should specialise in some discipline, be it languages, sport, engineering, music, computing or whatever and every child should take an aptitude test for however many of the schools whose specialism interests him.
There are many tests geared to determining aptitude and offering career choices: so which one is appropriate for a particular direction?
I wasn't looking for aptitude in the traditional sense; everyone around here is tremendously smart, so intelligence is not exactly a useful discriminator.