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 for apt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apt \Apt\, v. t. [L. aptare. See Aptate.]
     To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.] " To apt their places."
     --B. Jonson.
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           That our speech be apted to edification. --Jer. Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apt \Apt\ ([a^]pt), a. [F. apte, L. aptus, fr. obsolete apere to
     fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf.
     Gr. ? to fasten, Skr. [=a]pta fit, fr. [=a]p to reach
     1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
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              They have always apt instruments.     --Burke.
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              A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. --Jer.
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     2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely;
        -- used of things.
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              My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot
              or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. --Temple.
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              This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of
              the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.     --Lubbock.
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     3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of
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              Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. --Beau. & Fl.
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              That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt
              to remember their grandfathers.       --F. Harrison.
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     4. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something);
        quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn;
        an apt scholar. "An apt wit." --Johnson.
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              Live a thousand years,
              I shall not find myself so apt to die. --Shak.
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              I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. --Shak.
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     Syn: Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed;
          liable; ready; quick; prompt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he
             is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am
             not minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p),
             disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
      2: at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually
         unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"
         [syn: apt(p), liable(p)]
      3: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a
         clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram
         Stoker [syn: apt, clever]
      4: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
         successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative
         verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite, apt,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  171 Moby Thesaurus words for "apt":
     Daedalian, a propos, ad rem, adapted, adept, adroit, alert,
     applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, artistic,
     authoritative, becoming, befitting, bent, brainy, bravura, bright,
     brilliant, clean, clever, comely, compelling, convincing,
     coordinated, correct, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal,
     decisive, deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, disposed,
     dispositioned, docile, dovetailing, educable, exact, excellent,
     expeditious, expert, facile, fair, fancy, felicitous, fit, fitted,
     fitting, foreseeable, formable, geared, gifted, given, good,
     goodish, graceful, handy, happy, hopeful, immediate,
     impressionable, in the cards, in the mood, inclined, ingenious,
     inspired, instant, instantaneous, instructable, intelligent, just,
     just right, keen, keen-witted, liable, likely, magisterial,
     malleable, masterful, masterly, meet, meshing, minded, moldable,
     motivated, neat, nice, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean,
     not born yesterday, odds-on, on the button, opportune, pat,
     pertinent, plastic, pliable, politic, precise, predictable,
     predictable within limits, predisposed, presumable, presumptive,
     probable, professional, proficient, promising, prompt, prone,
     proper, punctual, qualified, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted,
     quite some, ready, receptive, relevant, resourceful, right,
     ripe for instruction, schoolable, scintillating, seasonable,
     seemly, sharp, sharp-witted, skillful, slick, smart, some,
     sortable, speedy, statesmanlike, statistically probable,
     steel-trap, stylish, suitable, suited, suiting, summary,
     susceptible, swift, tactful, tailored, talented, teachable,
     telling, the compleat, the complete, thirsty for knowledge,
     to the point, to the purpose, trainable, verisimilar, virtuoso,
     well-chosen, well-done, well-expressed, well-put, willing,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Address Pass Through

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Advanced Package Tool (Linux, Debian)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Advanced Photoscale Technology (Brother)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Automatically Programmed Tools

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Automatically Programmed Tools.
     2.  Audio Processing Technology.

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