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"versatile" in British English

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versatileadjective

uk   /ˈvɜː.sə.taɪl/  us   /ˈvɝː.sə.t̬əl/ approving
C2 able to ​changeeasily from one ​activity to another or ​able to be used for many different ​purposes: He's a very versatile ​youngactor who's as ​happy in ​highbrowdramas as he is in TV ​comedies. A ​leatherjacket is a ​timeless and versatile ​garment that can be ​worn in all ​seasons.

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versatility
noun [U] uk   /ˌvɜː.səˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌvɝː.səˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/
(Definition of versatile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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versatileadjective

 us   /ˈvɜr·sə·t̬əl/
(of ​people) ​able to do many different things or to ​adjust to new ​conditions, or (of things) ​able to be used for many different ​purposes: He was a versatile ​guitarist, and ​recorded with many ​leadingrockbands. It is an ​especially versatile ​insecticideknown to ​control a ​range of ​insects.
versatility
noun [U]  us   /ˌvɜr·səˈtɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
Daniels ​possesses the versatility to ​playright and ​left end and ​tackle.
(Definition of versatile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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