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"apt" in British English

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aptadjective

uk   us   /æpt/
aptly
adverb uk   us   /ˈæptli/
We ​spent a ​week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel.
aptness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
the aptness of his ​commentold-fashioned formal an aptness for/atdrawing

apt.noun [C]

abbreviation for apartment
(Definition of apt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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aptadjective

 us   /æpt/
  • apt adjective (CORRECT)

correct or ​right for a ​particularsituation: Chris’s apt ​comments summed up ​ouropinions.
  • apt adjective (LIKELY)

[+ to infinitive] likely: This ​oldroof is apt to ​leak when it rains.
aptly
adverb  us   /ˈæpt·li/
He was very ​tall and was aptly called "Stretch."

apt.noun [C]

abbreviation forapartment
(Definition of apt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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