- Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.
1859, Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species:
- The real affinities of all organic beings, in contradistinction to their adaptive resemblances, are due to inheritance or community of descent.
1896, C. Lloyd Morgan, On Modification and Variation:
- That variation of germinal origin is a fact in organic nature is admitted on all hands, and that some variations are adaptive is also unquestioned.
- Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
- (psychology) Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society.
- adaptive beamformer
- adaptive behaviour
- adaptive bridge
- adaptive clothing
- adaptive coding
- adaptive communications
- adaptive compression
- adaptive enzyme
- adaptive equalization
- adaptive expectations
- adaptive filter
- adaptive hypertrophy
Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable
Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change
Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society
- adaptive in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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