Definitions for versatility

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•sa•tileˈvɜr sə tl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl(adj.)

  1. capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.

  2. having or capable of many uses or applications:

    a versatile tool.

  3. Bot. attached at or near the middle so as to swing freely, as an anther.

    Category: Botany

  4. Zool. turning either forward or backward:

    a versatile toe.

    Category: Zoology

  5. variable or changeable, as in feeling, purpose, or policy.

Origin of versatile:

1595–1605; < L versātilis revolving =versā(re), freq. of vertere to turn +-tilis -tile


Princeton's WordNet

  1. versatility(noun)

    having a wide variety of skills


  1. versatility(Noun)

    The property of being versatile or having many different abilities; flexibility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versatility(noun)

    the quality or state of being versatile; versatileness

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