adaptive behavior scale
adaptive behavior scale a·dap·tive behavior scale (ə-dāp’tĭv)
A series of tests used to quantify the ability of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed individuals to live independently. The tests assess personal self-sufficiency, as in eating and dressing, community self-sufficiency, as in shopping and communicating, and personal and social responsibility, as in job performance and the use of leisure time.
- Adaptive communication environment
adaptive communication environment communications, tool A C++ wrapper library for communications from the University of California at Irvine. (1995-03-16)
- Adaptive hypertrophy
adaptive hypertrophy adaptive hypertrophy n. Hypertrophic enlargement in response to a condition, such as the thickening of the walls of a hollow organ when there is obstruction to outflow.
- Adaptive learning
adaptive learning algorithm (Or “Hebbian learning”) Learning where a system programs itself by adjusting weights or strengths until it produces the desired output. (1995-03-16)
- Adaptive optics
the branch of optics that compensates for image distortions, especially by means of flexible mirrors or membranes. noun (functioning as sing) a technique used to increase the resolution of a ground-based astronomical telescope by counteracting the effects of the atmosphere on the image. A deforming mirror in the light path of the telescope maintains a […]