Definition of adaptable in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈdaptəb(ə)l


1Able to adjust to new conditions: rats are highly adaptable to change
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  • All the depicted vegetation is highly resilient and adaptable to the most hostile surroundings.
  • Most perennials are adaptable to sun or shade, various soil and water conditions.
  • They must be flexible and adaptable to ever-changing schedules and situations.
flexible, adjustable, pliant, compliant, malleable, versatile, resilient, conformable;
easy-going, accommodating, obliging, cooperative, amenable
informal easy
1.1Able to be modified for a new use or purpose: telephone links that are adaptable for modems
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  • Therefore, it would be easily adaptable for multiple purposes.
  • Acoustical control poses one of the greatest challenges to adaptable interiors.
  • It is a compact, drop-point fixed blade designed for easy carry and adaptable to many uses.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • They have demonstrated a high level of flexibility and adaptability when operating in a non-conventional environment.
  • But smallness has its advantages both in governance and in adaptability.
  • Even with all that experience, a few surprises do occur, which is where that adaptability really becomes priceless.


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  • How can we take this notion even more adaptably into our lives?
  • And some societies succeed in developing a set of institutions that makes it possible for the society to change adaptably.
  • It explains how the architecture helps automatically, adaptably plan and manage the diagnosis process.

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