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adaptive

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adjective adap·tive \ə-ˈdap-tiv, a-\

Definition of adaptive

  1. 1 :  showing or having a capacity for or tendency toward adaptation

  2. 2 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·typlay \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈti-və-tē\ noun


1760

First Known Use of adaptive

1760


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adaptive

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adjective adap·tive \ə-ˈdap-tiv\

Medical Definition of adaptive

  1. :  capable of, suited to, or contributing to adaptation <adaptive traits that enhance survival—Science News>

  2. adap·tive·ly adverb
    adap·tive·ness noun




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