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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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Classification, groups subordinate to groups -- Natural system -- Rules and difficulties in classification, explained on the theory of descent with modification -- Classification of varieties -- Descent always used in classification -- Analogical or adaptive characters -- Affinities, general, complex and radiating -- Extinction separates and defines groups -- Morphology, between members of the same class, between parts of the same individual -- Embryology, laws of, explained by variations not supervening at an early age, and being inherited at a corresponding age -- Rudimentary Organs; their origin explained -- Summary.
These resemblances, though so intimately connected with the whole life of the being, are ranked as merely adaptive or analogical characters;' but to the consideration of these resemblances we shall have to recur.
We can understand, on these views, the very important distinction between real affinities and analogical or adaptive resemblances.
Impulsive he might be, enthusiastic, sensitive, with something sympathetic and adaptive in his disposition; but an observer of nature's tokens would have confidently pledged himself that there was native firmness and strength underlying his gentle, monk-bred ways.
He was quick to learn, very imitative and adaptive, and built himself a hovel rather better, it seemed to me, than their own shanties.
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