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apt´ly
apt «apt», adjective.
1. fitted by nature; likely (to): »

A careless person is apt to make mistakes.

SYNONYM(S): inclined, liable, prone.
2. right for the occasion; suitable; fitting; appropriate: »

His apt reply to the question showed that he had understood it very well.

SYNONYM(S): apposite.
3. quick to learn; intelligent: »

Some pupils in our class are more apt than others.

SYNONYM(S): prompt, ready, bright.
[< Latin aptus joined, fitted]
apt´ly, adverb.
apt´ness, noun.
Usage See likely for usage note.
apt.,
apartment.
APT (no periods),
1. advanced passenger train (a train capable of speeds of 150 miles per hour).
2. automatic picture transmission (used to send pictures to earth from artificial satellites).
3. automatically programmed tool (a system of machine-tool automation or numerical control).

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