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fitness

Pronunciation: fit'nes

Definition:

  1. Well-being.
  2. Suitability.
  3. In population genetics, a measure of the relative survival and reproductive success of a given individual or phenotype, or of a population subgroup.
  4. A set of attributes, primarily respiratory and cardiovascular, relating to ability to perform tasks requiring expenditure of energy.

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