Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.
Related to adoptability: adaptability


tr.v. a·dopt·ed, a·dopt·ing, a·dopts
1. To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
2. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
a. To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent: adopt a new technique.
b. To take up and make one's own: adopt a new idea.
4. To move to or resettle in (a place).
5. To take on or assume: adopted an air of importance.
6. To vote to accept: adopt a resolution.
7. To choose as standard or required in a course: adopt a new line of English textbooks.

[Middle English adopten, from Old French adopter, from Latin adoptāre : ad-, ad- + optāre, to choose.]

a·dopt′a·bil′i·ty n.
a·dopt′a·ble adj.
a·dopt′er n.
a·dop′tion n.
Usage Note: Children are adopted by parents, and we normally refer to an adopted child but to adoptive parents, families, and homes. When describing places, one can use either adopted or adoptive: her adopted city; her adoptive city.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


the quality or extent of being adoptable
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
After import of mellifra, a research project was started at Agriculture Research Institute (ARI) Tarnab, Peshawar, Faisalabad and NARC Islamabad in 1979 to analyze her properties and traits, adoptability, colonalization, Queen's characteristics and breeding potential.
The combined organisation hopes to accelerate the adoptability and affordability of EV production, extending Treeletrik's range of vehicles from EV mopeds and bikes into a full range of vehicles including EV buses, trucks, cars, and light rail into the 650m population ASEAN region.
The combined organization hopes to accelerate the adoptability and affordability of EV production, extending Treeletrik's range of vehicles from EV mopeds and bikes into a full range of vehicles into the 650 Million population ASEAN region including countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, and Brunei.
The issues related to e-commerce have been persistent despite increase in its adoptability among the masses and consistent penetration in coverage areas.
Further, some of the previous research investigated longer postfeedback delays (i.e., 60s), possibly limiting adoptability for most educational and business settings.
Longer delivery times are also often cited as a major deterrent to the wider adoptability of the e-commerce channel.
Factor 2 was labeled "Behavioral Intention or Readiness for Online Learning", factor 3 was labeled "Student participation" and factor 4 was labeled "e-Learning adoptability".
On the proposed basis by using Imax and Km value to evaluate the adoptability of the plant species in different nutrients conditions.
It was concluded that livestock extension services developed the interest of people to invest in livestock business, also accelerated the adoptability of innovative technologies and ultimately it improved income and living standards of common dairy farmers.
Milk fat protein ratio (FPR) is a potent, easily quantifiable trait which can be utilized to differentiate cows with higher adoptability to early lactation challenges.
"Further, in the area of education and training, our customers are seeking certification levels to ensure full enterprise adoptability of the solution," according to Kyle Johnson, Lead eLearning Developer at Data Dynamics.
Taking on a life of their own, ideas transform, defined, he said by adoptability, whether economic, political, or cultural.