adjective adap·tive \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

Medical Dictionary


adjective adap·tive \ə-ˈdap-tiv\

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


Next Word in the Dictionary: adaptive cruise controlPrevious Word in the Dictionary: adaptitudeAll Words Near: adaptive
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears