Share this entry

Share this page

adaptive

Syllabification: a·dapt·ive
Pronunciation: /əˈdaptiv
 
/

Definition of adaptive in English:

adjective

chiefly technical
Characterized by or given to adaptation: mutation is ultimately essential for adaptive evolution in all populations
More example sentences
  • You can even make the case that it is an evolutionary adaptive behaviour.
  • The adaptive skills are those daily living skills needed to live, work and play in the community.
  • It also features adaptive headlights that swivel with the direction of travel to illuminate the road ahead.

Derivatives

adaptively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Age plus adaptivity is what makes a building come to be loved.
  • Further, this approach can easily be applied to other nutrient and environmental stresses challenging plant adaptivity, or also to investigations of plant developmental programmes.
  • To achieve these new levels of vigilance, safety, and adaptivity, we must fundamentally rethink how we program embedded systems.

adaptivity

2
noun

Definition of adaptive in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing