Aptitude

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aptitude

[′ap·tə‚tüd]
(psychology)
The natural inclination or capacity for skillful performance of an as yet unlearned task.

Aptitude

 

a high level of development of a person’s capabilities, allowing him to achieve particular success in one or another pursuit.

A distinction is made between general and specific aptitudes, or between general and specific aspects of aptitude. Thus, with a general intellectual aptitude, all types of activity requiring intellectual qualities for their successful realization may be mastered. A specific aptitude is linked with the type of activity in whose pursuit it reveals itself most fully; examples are mathematical, technical, musical, artistic, and poetic aptitudes.

The chief indications of exceptional aptitude are early manifestation of abilities and rapid mastery of knowledge: the person possessing such qualities develops an interest in and an inclination for a certain activity, becomes skilled in it, and in its pursuit manifests originality and creativity.

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The CDR list will remain exclusive to those stallions that show aptitudinal prepotence.
Using the aptitudinal groups under which each chef falls, such as Brilliant, Intermediate, Classic, Solid and Professional, a series of five points are calculated, from which the dosage index and the centre of distribution can be calculated.
Still, it should be noted that Red Rocks is very much his father's son in aptitudinal terms.