Definition of Fitness

1. Noun. The quality of being suitable. "They had to prove their fitness for the position"

Exact synonyms: Fittingness
Generic synonyms: Suitability, Suitableness
Specialized synonyms: Making, Qualification, Habitability, Habitableness
Derivative terms: Fit, Fit, Fitting, Fitting
Antonyms: Unfitness

2. Noun. Good physical condition; being in shape or in condition.
Exact synonyms: Physical Fitness
Generic synonyms: Condition, Shape
Specialized synonyms: Fettle
Antonyms: Unfitness

3. Noun. Fitness to traverse the seas.
Exact synonyms: Seaworthiness
Generic synonyms: Soundness
Attributes: Seaworthy, Unseaworthy
Derivative terms: Seaworthy

4. Noun. The quality of being qualified.
Generic synonyms: Competence, Competency
Derivative terms: Fit

Definition of Fitness

1. n. The state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office.

Definition of Fitness

1. Noun. The condition of being fit, suitable or appropriate. ¹

2. Noun. The cultivation of an attractive and/or healthy physique. ¹

3. Noun. (UK slang) The condition of being attractive, fanciable or beautiful. ¹

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Definition of Fitness

1. the state of being fit [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Fitness

1. 1. Well-being. 2. Suitability. 3. In population genetics, a measure of the relative survival and reproductive success of a given individual or phenotype, or of a population subgroup. 4. A set of attributes, primarily respiratory and cardiovascular, relating to ability to perform tasks requiring expenditure of energy. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fitness

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Literary usage of Fitness

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"With this, fitness easily passes from a formal to a metaphysical principle. In recent aesthetics the principle of utility has been discussed chiefly in ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"fitness NOT THE CAUSE OF BEAUTY IT is said that the idea of utility, or of a part's being well adapted to answer its end, is the cause of beauty, ..."

3. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"Evidence must be provided as to the fitness of the proposed liquidator, ... It is generally desirable to have more than one affidavit of fitness. ..."

4. A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and by Edmund Burke, Abraham Mills (1844)
"THE REAL EFFECTS OF fitness. WHEN I excluded proportion and fitness from any share in ... What was not intended to be said when proportion and fitness were ..."

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