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English definition of “apt”

apt

adjective uk   /æpt/ us  

apt adjective (SUITABLE)

suitable or right for a particular situation: an apt comment/descriptionSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good

apt adjective (LIKELY)

be apt to do sth/be apt to be sth to be likely to do something or to often do something: The kitchen roof is apt to (= likely to) leak when it rains. She's in her eighties now and apt to be a bit forgetful.Impossible and improbable

apt adjective (CLEVER)

formal having a natural ability or skill: We have some particularly apt students in the class this year.IntelligencePerceptive
aptly
adverb uk   /ˈæptli/ us  
We spent a week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
aptness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
the aptness of his commentold-fashioned formal an aptness for/at drawingSkill, talent and abilitySuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of apt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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