/'æptɪtju:d; [US] -tu:d; `æptə,tud/
n [U, C] ~ (for sth/doing sth) natural ability or skill 天生的才能或技巧; 天资; 天赋
*Does she show any aptitude for games? 能看得出她有体育方面的天赋吗?
* He has an unfortunate aptitude for saying the wrong thing. 他有失言的倒霉本事.
n [U and C]
natural ability or skill, especially in learning
He has a natural aptitude for teaching.
a test that measures your natural skills or abilities
音标:ASH-tən 释义:From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
1. Does she show any aptitude for games? 能看得出她有体育方面的天赋吗?
2. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania advised the Metlife insurance company to hire a special group of job applicants who tested high on optimism, although they had failed the normal aptitude (才能) test. 宾夕法尼亚大学的马丁·塞利格曼建议梅特莱夫保险公司雇用一批特别的求职者，他们经测试证实有很乐观的心态，虽然在一般能力测验上不及格。
3. Compared with salesmen who passed the aptitude test but scored high in pessimism, this group made 21 percent more sales in their first year and 57 percent more in their second. 与另一些通过了能力测试但具有悲观心态的推销员相比，这些人第一年的销售就超出了21%，而第二年更超出了57%。