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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. 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.

  2. James Renwick:

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

  3. Michel Milinkovitch:

    This beautiful fine pattern of millions of channels is adaptive.

  4. Zhang Hanwen:

    The aim of the game in this boom period of proboscidean evolution was' adapt or die,' habitat perturbations were relentless, pertained to the ever-changing global climate, continuously promoting new adaptive solutions while proboscideans that didn't keep up were literally, left for dead. The once greatly diverse and widespread mastodonts were eventually reduced to less than a handful of species in the Americas, including the familiar Ice Age American mastodon.

  5. Eva Telzer:

    Heightened sensitivity could lead to later compulsive social media behaviors, or it could reflect an adaptive neural change that helps teens navigate their social worlds.

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