Definition of Adaptability

1. Noun. The ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances.

Specialized synonyms: Flexibility, Flexibleness, Pliability, Pliancy, Pliantness, Suppleness
Generic synonyms: Ability
Derivative terms: Adaptable
Antonyms: Unadaptability



Definition of Adaptability

1. n. The quality of being adaptable; suitableness.

Definition of Adaptability

1. Noun. The quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) Variability in respect to, or under the influence of, external conditions; susceptibility of an organism to that variation whereby it becomes suited to or fitted for its conditions of environment; the capacity of an organism to be modified by circumstances. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adaptability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adaptability

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adansonian classification
adansonias
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adapiform
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adapoid
adapoids
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adaptabilities
adaptability (current term)
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adaptableness
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adaptation
adaptation diseases
adaptation syndrome of Selye
adaptational
adaptationally
adaptationism
adaptationist
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adaptatively

Literary usage of Adaptability

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1. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"DETERMINING THE adaptability Ofr ENTERPRISES' BY WJ SPILLMAN One of the most important factors in determining profit in farming is the adaptability of ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1904)
"The adaptability of its material to the graded lesson is natural, arising from the following considerations: 1. There is a law of development. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Varieties of special adaptability to climate and useful also for particular purposes have arisen in recent years; and the requirements of the peach are now ..."

4. The New Methods in Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"TRAINING IN ALERTNESS AND adaptability Third, the newer methods seek to make examinations useful in giving training in alertness and adaptability. ..."

5. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"Flexibility, adaptability Companies, such as Federal Express, that employ a large number of veterans, say their strengths ..."

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