adaptable adaptable  /ə ˈdæp tə bəl/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When the Americans chased out the Taliban, the ever adaptable Laghmani volunteered his unique set of skills to the new rulers of Kabul.
  2. Along the way, neurologists have discovered that the brain is much more adaptable as it ages than they realized.
  3. They're very adaptable and well adjusted.

News

  1. Gemini

    You will sail through what has to be done today. You will find ways to overcome any obstacle that is placed in your path. Gemini is one of the more adaptable signs of the zodiac, and that works in your favor...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Genetic mapping of ocean algae shows its adaptability

    NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Alga that filters carbon dioxide from the air and forms the base of marine food chains is adaptable to its surroundings, a Columbia University scientist said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. In Qatar, Coaxing Food From One of the World's Driest Places

    View Slide Show See how the harsh environment in Qatar is made more adaptable to growing fruits and vegetables. In the small Middle Eastern country of Qatar, where fresh water is scarce and most food is imported, scientists are testing ways to grow vegetables that use more greenhouse gases than they produce. Simply removing the salt from seawater to make it drinkable and useful in agriculture ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

Quotes

  1. "We face a determined, adaptable, barbaric enemy," Lt. Gen. David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "He will try to wait us out. In fact, any such endeavor is a test of wills, and there are no guarantees."
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "He has great qualities and will integrate very well into our style of football," said Wenger. "He is a very good finisher and although he is predominantly a striker, he is a very adaptable player. I have known about him for a while, but his...
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Arsene Wenger Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "She says I'm not an adaptable character," says Boreanaz, explaining that one of the themes running through the double episode is Booth "fighting to become part of the system here in England - the traditions and what not - though as the show...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: David Boreanaz Source: Chicago Tribune

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