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Adaptive is a member of the word family adapt, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective adaptive

What does adaptive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more adaptive / most adaptive

  1. having a capacity for adaptation

Alternative definition of the adjective adaptive


  1. Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.
  2. Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
  3. [psychology] Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society.

Phrases with adaptive

  1. Adaptive Zone
  2. Adaptive enzyme
  3. Adaptive optics
  4. Adaptive control
  5. adaptive radiation
  6. Adaptive management
  7. Adaptive Intelligence
  8. Adaptive-Control Function

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adaptive

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Google previewEcosystem Management (2012)

Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation by Gary Meffe, Larry Nielsen, Richard L. Knight, Dennis Schenborn


Google previewScience and Religion in Dialogue, 2 Volume Set (2009)

by Melville Y. Stewart

Because, the objector continues, the belief's being adaptive means that having this belief, in these or similar circumstances, helped the creature's ancestors to survive and reproduce; having this belief contributed to reproductive fitness.

Google previewThe Nature of Nature (2014)

Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science by Bruce Gordon, William Dembski

Because, the objector continues, the belief's being adaptive means that having this belief, in these or similar circumstances, helped the creature's ancestors to survive and reproduce; having this belief contributed to reproductive fitness.

Google previewMcGraw-Hill's ASVAB, 3rd Edition (2013)

Strategies + Quizzes + 4 Practice Tests by Dr. Janet Wall

The word adaptive means that the test is tailored to or adapts to your particular ability level. Don't worry about taking the CAT-ASVAB, as it will give you the same scores as the paper-andpencil version. Later on in this book, you will learn more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2005)

by Steven W. Lee

Adaptive behavior includes those skills necessary for personal independence and social responsibility. The criteria for evaluating adaptive behavior vary according to age because those skills expected and needed to be independent and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

Adaptive Behavior Assessment Scales of independent behavior-revised Vineland adaptive behavior Scales AAMR adaptive behavior Scales Publisher Pro-Ed (1993) Age range 3 months to 60+ years Method of administration Questionnaire ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (1997)

by Martin Weik

adaptive channel allocation: Communications channel allocation in which information ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Adaptive evaluation systems are computer-based systems for measuring the performance of individuals or of teams by tailoring the presentation order or type of screen affordance provided by the system based on ongoing user responses or ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (2015)

by J. Michael Spector

Adaptive Learning Software and Platform Implementations Adaptive learning software and platforms are used in different settings and modes of learning, including desktop-based and mobile/ubiquitous/pervasive learning; formal, nonformal, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT IS a policy framework designed to utilize scientific information in formulating and improving management strategies of complex systems. Adaptive management helps policymakers and managers learn from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

adaptive breakthrough Evolutionary change by the acquisition of a distinctive *adaptation that permits a population or *taxon to move from one *adaptive zone to another. At the most extreme such ...

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At Adaptive Path, we've been doing our own work with Ajax over the last several months, and we're realizing we've only scratched the surface of the rich interaction and responsiveness that Ajax applications can provide. (Jesse James Garrett)
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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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