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a·dap·tive

 (ə-dăp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Relating to or exhibiting adaptation.
2. Readily capable of adapting or of being adapted: an adaptive worker; adaptive clothing for children with special needs.

a·dap′tive·ly adv.
a·dap′tive·ness, ad′ap·tiv′i·ty (ăd′ăp-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.

a•dap•tive

(əˈdæp tɪv)

adj.
serving or able to adapt; showing or contributing to adaptation.
[1815–25]
a•dap′tive•ly, adv.
a•dap′tive•ness, n.
ad`ap•tiv′i•ty (ˌæd æp-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adaptive - having a capacity for adaptationadaptive - having a capacity for adaptation; "the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"
maladaptive - showing faulty adaptation

adaptive

adjective
Capable of adapting or being adapted:
Translations

adaptive

[əˈdæptɪv] ADJ the human body is remarkably adaptiveel cuerpo humano tiene una gran adaptabilidad or una gran capacidad de adaptación
an adaptive reaction to an intolerable situationuna reacción de adaptación a una situación intolerable

adaptive

[əˈdæptɪv] adj (= adaptable) → qui a une grande capacité d'adaptation

adaptive

adj ability, capacityanpassungsfähig; adaptive responseAnpassungsreaktion f; adaptive mechanismAnpassungsmechanismus m
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