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adaptable

[uh-dap-tuh-buh l] /əˈdæp tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being adapted.
2.
able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions:
an adaptable person.
Origin of adaptable
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; adapt + -able
Related forms
adaptability, adaptableness, noun
nonadaptability, noun
nonadaptable, adjective
nonadaptableness, noun
readaptability, noun
readaptable, adjective
superadaptable, adjective
superadaptableness, noun
superadaptably, adverb
unadaptable, adjective
unadaptableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-adaptable

adaptable

adj.

1800, from adapt + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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