What does adaptable mean?

Definitions for adaptableəˈdæp tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adaptable(adj)

    capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

    "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"


  1. adaptable(Adjective)

    Capable of adapting or of being adapted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adaptable(adj)

    capable of being adapted


  1. Adaptable

    Adjusting readily to different conditions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Robert Darwin:

    It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent it is the one that is most adaptable to change.

  2. Elias Schulze:

    Kenya and Nigeria are most obvious candidates from a macro perspective because they offer the desirable ingredients of an expanding middle-class, and a strong private sector backbone, they have a challenging but growingly sophisticated supply chain, and adaptable consumer tastes.

  3. 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!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'adaptabilité est le secret de la survie. Selon Charles Darwin, ni le plus fort ni le plus intelligent mais seulement les espèces les plus adaptables gagne à la fin. Alors faites de votre mieux pour être le plus adaptable, dans votre vie personnelle autant que dans les relations professionnelles. Qui est le secret de la survie et de succès!

  5. Fergus Ewing:

    We had constructive talks and we are keen to continue a dialogue with those member states over the coming weeks and months, there is no mechanism for Scotland to remain part of the EU with Britain coming out, but the EU has shown itself to be adaptable and flexible. I'm not suggesting there are simple solutions. We are into uncharted territory here.

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