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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adaptability(noun)

    the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances


  1. adaptability(Noun)

    The quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable.

  2. adaptability(Noun)

    Variability in respect to, or under the influence of, external conditions; susceptibility of an organism to that variation whereby it becomes suited to or fitted for its conditions of environment; the capacity of an organism to be modified by circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adaptability(noun)

    alt. of Adaptableness


  1. Adaptability

    Adaptability is a feature of a system or of a process. This word has been put to use as a specialised term in different disciplines and in business operations. Word definitions of adaptability as a specialised term differ little from dictionary definitions. According to Andresen and Gronau adaptability in the field of organisational management can in general be seen as an ability to change something or oneself to fit to occurring changes. In ecology, adaptability has been described as the ability to cope with unexpected disturbances in the environment. However, the word definitions in these fields are just the starting points for detailed analysis of system adaptability. With respect to business and manufacturing systems and processes adaptability has come to be seen increasingly as an important factor for their efficiency and economic success. In contrast, adaptability and efficiency are held to be in opposition to each other in biological and ecological systems, requiring a trade-off, since both are important factors in the success of such systems. To determine the adaptability of a process or a system, it should be validated concerning some criteria.

Editors Contribution

  1. adaptability

    Able to adjust to many different situations in life, like growth, change, peoples, space, touch, greatness of mind, times.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 9, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptability in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of adaptability in a Sentence

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

  2. Bryan Johnson:

    The future is like a Category 5 hurricane that’s going to bear down on us with so much force the single greatest thing we can do as a species is work on our adaptability to change.

  3. Murithi Mutiga:

    In the past, the security forces concentrated their efforts in parts of the country that are Muslim majority, Muslim-dominated, now it's much harder because al Shabaab has shown its adaptability by recruiting from outside the traditional areas.

  4. Zeke Smith:

    I got through the past nine months by bringing my friends and family really close and relying on their love, what I've taken from 'Survivor' is that the muscles of resilience and adaptability have been strengthened, so that I can confront whatever challenges life brings me.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Adaptability is the top secret of survival. As per Charles Darwin, neither the fittest nor the smartest but only the most adaptable species wins at the end. So do your best to be most adaptable, in your personal life as much as in professional relationships. That's the secret to survival and success!

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