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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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The YouScience profile combines aptitudes, interests and opportunities with detailed personal feedback, which results in a more effective education and career planning process.
Financial leaders traditionally hold perspectives such as "compliance" or "the numbers'" that inherently can drive one to adopt a more transactional leadership style, relying on left-brain-directed aptitudes.
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Boys are more interested in technical things as compared to girls, which is the root cause as to why boys fare better in technical aptitude tests, a new research has claimed.
If undergraduate nursing students do not possess college-level reading and/or English aptitudes upon admission to the nursing major, then translation of the skills they do have into the attainment of baccalaureate-level writing outcomes will be difficult.
One of the most precious attributes of the thoroughbred is that it embraces a considerable degree of genetic homogeneity, so horses of any distance aptitude can make a useful genetic contribution to the breed as a whole.
Ultimate aptitude tests; assess your potential with aptitude, motivational and personality tests.
Considering all these points, the current study hopes to explore the correlations between students' programming achievement and their creativity, problem solving ability, general aptitudes, computer attitude, and mathematics achievement.
This symposium aims to bring together some of the best known experts in the field; academics, HR and training specialists as well as designers and deliverers of testing tools, in order to thoroughly investigate and assess the benefits of psychometric and aptitude testing," he added.
for all other occupations, the average pay for men with particular aptitudes (what might be considered the base pay for that occupation);
Men and women, like other definable groups, have dissimilar aptitudes, which is probably why males are so successful in this society.
While monkeys may harbor unrecognized mental aptitudes, human infants cultivate imitation and empathy with unequaled vigor, comments Philippe Rochat of Emory University.
It is a synthesizing and compromising process in which the self-concept is a product of the interaction of inherited aptitudes, physical makeup, opportunity to observe and play various roles, and evaluations of the extent to which the results of role-playing meet with the approval of supervisors and peers.