adjective \ə-ˈdap-tiv, a-\

Definition of ADAPTIVE

:  showing or having a capacity for or tendency toward adaptation
a :  designed or intended to assist disabled persons :  assistive <adaptive devices>
b :  engaged in by disabled persons with the aid of equipment or techniques adapted for a disability <adaptive skiing>
adap·tive·ly adverb
adap·tive·ness noun
ad·ap·tiv·i·ty \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

First Known Use of ADAPTIVE



adjective \ə-ˈdap-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADAPTIVE

: capable of, suited to, or contributing to adaptation <adaptive traits that enhance survival—Science News>
adap·tive·ly adverb
adap·tive·ness noun


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