Meaning of “adaptive” in the English Dictionary

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"adaptive" in American English

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able to adjust:

These governments do not possess the adaptive capacity to endure such changes.

biology able to adjust to the conditions of a particular environment

(Definition of “adaptive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adaptive" in Business English

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/əˈdæptɪv/ uk us

changing quickly to suit different conditions:

Adaptive organizations rely on fast feedback from customers to respond to market changes.
Their favoured approach seems to be adaptive management, in which policymakers alter their policies as conditions change.

(Definition of “adaptive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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