[uh-dap-tuh-buh l] /əˈdæp tə bəl/
capable of being .
able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions:
an adaptable person.
1800, from adapt + -able.
[ad-uh p-tey-shuh n] /ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of adapting. 2. the state of being adapted; adjustment. 3. something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television. 4. Biology. 5. Physiology. the decrease in response of sensory receptor organs, as those of vision, touch, temperature, olfaction, audition, and pain, to changed, […]
[uh-dap-tiv] /əˈdæp tɪv/ adjective 1. serving or able to ; showing or contributing to : the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.
[uh-dik-tiv] /əˈdɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. producing or tending to cause : an addictive drug. 2. more than normally susceptible to : an addictive personality. /ˌnɒnəˈdɪktɪv/ adjective 1. not of, relating to, or causing addiction /əˈdɪktɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or causing addiction adj. 1815, a word in chemistry and medicine; 1939 in the narcotics […]
[ad-heer-uh ns, -her-] /ædˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-/ noun 1. the quality of ; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment: adherence to a party; rigid adherence to rules. 2. the act or state of ; . n. mid-15c., “attachment to a person, support,” from Middle French adhérence, from Latin adhaerentia, noun of action from adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), […]