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aptitude

(ap′tĭ-tood) [L. aptitudo, fitness]
Inherent ability or skill in learning or performing physical or mental endeavors.
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When the decadence attacks a nature naturally proud and selfish and vain, and lacking both the aptitude and habit of self-restraint, the development of the disease is more swift, and ranges to farther limits.
At first the work had been tolerable from its novelty, but now it grew irksome; and when he discovered that he had no aptitude for it, he began to hate it.
Apart from her, he was a somewhat vulgar, entirely commonplace young man, of saving habits, and with some aptitude for business, in a small way.
I received a most civil answer, thanking me for my courtesy, and complimenting me on the extraordinary aptitude with which I profited by the most incomplete and elementary instruction.
Her natural woman's aptitude soon renders her able to give a little help.
He had led an easy life, ordering much and working little, and had no aptitude for any new business.
"The fact is, count," answered the mother, agreeably flattered, "he has great aptitude, and learns all that is set before him.
"I inquired of you if poisons acted equally, and with the same effect, on men of the North as on men of the South; and you answered me that the cold and sluggish habits of the North did not present the same aptitude as the rich and energetic temperaments of the natives of the South."
At the same time, there must be mentioned the fact that, it is very important that at the athletes' level that we select, these to present a good manifestation and a very good one at the aptitudes with scores higher than the ones with lower scores, with the mention that if we have children with relatively equal good values (as percentage) between the perfectible qualities and the nonperfectible ones, these can be selected for the performance sport because due to the functional maturity there can appear good results in the future, with the mention that these can be reoriented if the results are not satisfactory.
As described previously, the Universal ACCESS (McCallum & Bracken, in press) is a teacher-rated scale designed to assess aptitudes typically associated with giftedness in students ages 5 through 18.
This interaction of distance aptitudes springs from many generations of selection based on success in races of not less than five furlongs.
With this aim in mind, the students' success in the programming courses is specified as the dependent variable and creativity, problem solving, general aptitudes, computer attitudes and mathematics achievement are specified as the independent variables.