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fitness

fit·ness

fitness

 
pronunciation:
fIt ns
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: suitability.
We need to evaluate his fitness for the job.
definition 2: the quality of one's physical condition, esp. the condition of one's muscles and cardiovascular system.
If you don't exercise, your fitness will decline.
 
definition 3: the study of how the body attains strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Fitness is taught in the physical education department.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to physical fitness.
She is a fitness instructor.The gym is offering two new fitness classes for beginners.
 
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The word fitness contains the following part:
-ness Old English noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of
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The suffix -ness is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness ).