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adaptive

[ uh-dap-tiv ]
/ əˈdæp tɪv /
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adjective

serving or able to adapt; showing or contributing to adaptation: the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.

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Origin of adaptive

First recorded in 1815–25; adapt + -ive
adaptive , adoptive
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