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Pronunciation: at′i-tūd


  1. Position of the body and limbs.
  2. Manner of acting.
  3. social or clinical psychology a relatively stable and enduring predisposition to behave or react in a certain way toward people, objects, institutions, or issues.

[Mediev. L. aptitudo, fr. L. aptus, fit]

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