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Definition of Fitness

What does Fitness mean?


  1. the quality of being suitable
  2. good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
  3. the quality of being qualified
    • more generic words: competence / competency = the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

Alternative definition


  1. The condition of being fit, suitable or appropriate
  2. the cultivation of an attractive and healthy physique
  3. the ability to perform a function

Phrases with Fitness

Phrases starting with the word Fitness:

  1. Fitness Model
  2. Fitness center

Phrases ending with the word Fitness:

  1. Pole Fitness
  2. physical fitness


  1. Fitness is a musical genre.
  2. Fitness (often denoted in population genetics models) is a central idea in evolutionary theory. It can be defined either with respect to a genotype or to a phenotype in a given environment. In either case, it describes the ability to both survive and reproduce, and is equal to the average contribution to the gene pool of the next generation that is made by an average individual of the specified genotype or phenotype. If differences between alleles at a given gene affect fitness, then the frequencies of the alleles will change over generations; the alleles with higher fitness become more common. This process is called natural selection.
  3. "Fitness" is a musical album of Miss Polski.
    • released in (4 years ago)


"Fitness" is a book by Bonnie B Graves.


Fitness is a United States-based monthly women's magazine, focusing on health, exercise, and nutrition. It is owned and published by the Meredith Corporation. The editor-in-chief of Fitness is Betty Wong.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fitness

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Google previewFeeding Anorexia (2003)

Gender and Power at a Treatment Center by Helen Gremillion

Although fitness is a form of bodily control that, ideologically, includes both men and women, the female body is not perceived as a ''productive'' resource for crafting a fit body. Rather, it is perceived as both a resource and a natural limit in this ...

Google previewWikijunior Big Cats

Emotional Fitness is the cornerstone of a humane, trusting partnership between man and animal. When we bring life into the world, we owe it happiness and contentment. Moral Fitness is a clear understanding of rules and expectations by  ;...

Google previewNatural Selection in the Wild (1986)

by John A. Endler

Ml NESS AND ADAPTATION Fitness is an estimate and a predictor of the rate of natural selection, and is therefore necessary for a...

Google previewMaking Sense of Evolution (2010)

The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology by Massimo Pigliucci, Jonathan Kaplan

fitness is a statistical property of populations. When a population can be divided into a number of groups based on variations among the members of the population with respect to some trait, the average growth rates of ...

Google previewRun Your First Marathon (2010)

Everything You Need to Know to Reach the Finish Line by Grete Waitz, Gloria Averbuch

Technically, fitness is a combination of endurance, strength, and flexibility. It is also a lifestyle, comprised of healthy habits.

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann

FITNESS system. The movement can thus be included in a variety of reflexes and actions. A dog may wag its tail in response to an insect bite or as an expression of excitement or to avoid having it stepped on. In each case the different ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2010)

by Waldemar Karwowski

Fitness. for. Work. A. Y. Burov. Centre of Ergonomics and Safety, ELAN Ltd, Kyiv, Ukraine B. J. Daams Delft University of Technology, Department of Industrial. 1 INTRODUCTION The analysis of accidents in power plants shows that one of the  ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Cycling (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

FITNESS CYCLING. Many people use cycling as a means of achieving and maintaining fitness.

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (1999)

by Mike Cardwell

The term direct fitness describes the reproductive gain from an animal's own offspring, and indirect fitness the reproductive gain from non-descendant genetic relatives. Together they make up the animal's inclusive fitness. Kin selection ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Some ingenious naturalists have attended only to the appearances of fitness, ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

it is the relative difference between the fitness of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (2003)

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

the latter pair on theY has lowered fitness phenotype is often have lowered often have lowered chromosome cannot intermediate fitness, new mutation fitness (or AA, AY are be evaluated for hidden in ...

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The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. (Andre Maurois)
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Scrabble value of F4I1T1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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