adaptive

[ uh-dap-tiv ]
/ əˈdæp tɪv /

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

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adaptive

adaptive adoptive
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