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"adaptive" in British English

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adaptiveadjective

uk   us   /əˈdæp.tɪv/ specialized
having an ​ability to ​change to ​suit different ​conditions
(Definition of adaptive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adaptive" in American English

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adaptiveadjective

 /əˈdæp·tɪv/
able to ​adjust: These governments do not ​possess the adaptive ​capacity to ​endure such ​changes. biology able to ​adjust to the ​conditions of a ​particularenvironment
(Definition of adaptive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adaptive" in Business English

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adaptiveadjective

uk   us   /əˈdæptɪv/
changing quickly to ​suit different ​conditions: Adaptive ​organizations rely on fast ​feedback from ​customers to ​respond to ​marketchanges. Their favoured ​approach seems to be adaptive ​management, in which policymakers ​alter their ​policies as ​conditionschange. adaptive ​processes/​systems/​strategies
(Definition of adaptive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adaptive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 适应的, 有适应性的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 適應的, 有適應性的…
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