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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.
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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.
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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
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adaptive

adjective
Capable of adapting or being adapted:
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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
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adaptive

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

adj ability, capacityanpassungsfähig; adaptive responseAnpassungsreaktion f; adaptive mechanismAnpassungsmechanismus m
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This is based on evidence that NSSI and suicide have many of the same risk factors such as higher levels of psychosocial maladaptivity including depression, suicidal ideation and low self-esteem (Andover et al., 2012; Brausch & Boone, 2015).
Vagally mediated component of HRV reflects adaptivity (maladaptivity) to environmental challenges and indexes ability (inability) to modulate affect responses." [20] In addition to establishing an association between depression and altered HRV parameters, the study has also demonstrated a direct relationship of severity of depression with the extent of autonomic imbalance suggesting possibility of HRV as a prognostic tool in the management of these patients.
We call this contradictory combination of high activity with maladaptivity "active-maladaptive behavior."