serving or able to ; showing or contributing to :
the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.
adaptiveness—Let each dress worn by a lady be suitable to the occasion upon which she wears it.
The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness Florence Hartley
It has the same fulness and adaptiveness now that it ever had.
Fifty Notable Years John G. Adams
It is loved for its beauty, its associations, its adaptiveness.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
adaptiveness to all marine requirements, present and future.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886 Various
His versatility, adaptiveness, and fecundity are remarkable.
Under the Maples John Burroughs
I have not spoken of his adaptiveness to other climates, but he is little affected by transplantation.
The Welsh Pony Olive Tilford Dargan
The child, with her many changes and gentle nature, had developed a certain tact or adaptiveness, and loved pleasantness.
A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
He had all a true vagabond’s pliability to circumstances and adaptiveness to momentary surroundings.
An Outcast of the Islands Joseph Conrad
Violet sits down in the glow and feels at home, smiles, blossoms, and surprises herself at her gift of adaptiveness.
Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
The degree of adaptiveness which a part possesses itself evokes the direction of variation of that part.
On Germinal Selection as a Source of Definite Variation August Weismann
serving or able to ; showing or contributing to : the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.
adjective acting to normalize and regulate the systems of the body: adaptogenic herbs
noun any of various natural substances used in herbal medicine to normalize and regulate the systems of the body noun any of various natural substances that work through the adrenal glands to produce adjustments in the body to combat stress and increase resistance to stress, and which usually produce no side effects Examples Adaptogens such […]
adaptometer adaptometer ad·ap·tom·e·ter (ād’āp-tŏm’ĭ-tər) n. A device for determining the course of ocular dark adaptation and for measuring the minimum light threshold.