Adaptability



capable of being .
able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions:
an adaptable person.
Contemporary Examples

Its adaptability and breeding capabilities ensured that it would be selected for mass production on an unimaginable scale.
The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity William O’Connor December 26, 2014

What it all comes down to—the theme that comes up over and over in the book—is adaptability.
‘Resilience’ Author Andrew Zolli on the Secrets of Failure Jesse Singal July 7, 2012

“People and rats together have a corner on the adaptability market,” Ostfeld told The Daily Beast.
Hurricane Sandy Worsens N.Y. Rat Problem Winston Ross October 30, 2012

Part-time workers have less time to adjust to the job, so adaptability and quick learning skills are big pluses, for example.
Companies Must Get Smarter About Hiring and Nurturing Part-Time Workers Adam Lewis September 25, 2013

Historical Examples

Our power, our adaptability, our potential wealth they never forget.
The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I Burton J. Hendrick

The adaptability of the experienced person must be psychical and acquired.
College Teaching Paul Klapper

If there is one complaint to be made against the Englishman trading with a foreign land, it is his lack of adaptability.
The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser

The doubtfulness as to their adaptability to the representative form of government.
The Arena Various

They have shown the adaptability of hermit crabs in fitting themselves into their awkward environment.
Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson

adaptability grows with experience and with increase of self-confidence.
The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman

n.

1660s, from adapt + -ability.
adj.

1800, from adapt + -able.

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