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əˈdæp tɪvadap·tive

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  1. adaptiveadjective


  2. adaptiveadjective

    Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.

    adaptative, adaptable

  3. adaptiveadjective

    Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.

    adaptative, adaptable

  4. adaptiveadjective

    Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society.

    adaptable, adaptative

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. adaptive, adaptativeadjective

    having a capacity for adaptation

    "the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"


    maladjustive, nonadaptive, maladaptive, dysfunctional

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  1. Dr Blake:

    In evolutionary terms, these kinds of behaviors are completely rational, even adaptive, the basic idea is that the way people compete for mates, and the things they do to put themselves at the top of the hierarchy are really important. This is where this research fits in — it’s all about how women are competing and why they’re competing.

  2. Michel Milinkovitch:

    This beautiful fine pattern of millions of channels is adaptive.

  3. Arthur Bloom:

    Some of what we do you could call adaptive music making, the folks who are missing limbs or have damaged hands and arms sometimes require specialized instruments, which we provide.

  4. Anastasiya Stotskaya:

    The animals feel it much better than we do. They are more adaptive to various changes (in nature) and they feel them much earlier. This tells us the weather will be much warmer now.

  5. James Renwick:

    Marine life will have become adaptive, so other species that like warmer water will have moved in.

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