1 a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread" [syn: propensity]
2 appropriateness; "the phrase had considerable aptness" [syn: appositeness] [ant: inaptness, inaptness]
- Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end.
- Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example.
- Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others.
- Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.