[ fit-nis ]
/ ˈfɪt nɪs /
capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort.
- the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation’s gene pool relative to the average for the population, usually measured by the number of offspring or close kin that survive to reproductive age.
- the ability of a population to maintain or increase its numbers in succeeding generations.
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Example sentences from the Web for fitness
The amenities include a fitness room, a sauna, a beauty parlor, and a karaoke setup.
“LCDR Peters is an outstanding Supply Corps officer…” says one one fitness report from 2004.
The NFL, for instance, has a fitness campaign designed to address childhood obesity.
Or Sensoria, a new athletic-wear company whose socks have GPS and whose shirts have a fitness tracker built into the bra.
When the doctors in his group get fitness band data, they have time to put some thought into what the information implies.
The troops were kept in excellent training, to ensure their fitness to take the field at a moment’s notice.
As each of these stages is passed, the thing used as money either increases or decreases in its fitness.
Her woman’s sense of the fitness of things rose keenly to quiet the boy’s grief over his indiscretion.
And what is useful is fit, and fitness is the first condition of beauty.
Selection must be and is made, of course, but it is made on arbitrary lines, or for reasons unrelated to fitness.
British Dictionary definitions for fitness
the state of being fit
- the degree of adaptation of an organism to its environment, determined by its genetic constitution
- the ability of an organism to produce viable offspring capable of surviving to the next generation
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Medical definitions for fitness
The state or condition of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition.
A state of general mental and physical well-being.
The state of being suitably adapted to an environment.
The American Heritage®