from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or exhibiting adaptation.
  • adjective Readily capable of adapting or of being adapted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or characterized by adaptation; making or made fit or suitable; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.
  • adjective Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
  • adjective psychology Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society.

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  • adjective having a capacity for adaptation


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