adaptive adaptive  /ə ˈdæp tɪv/


  • (adj) having a capacity for adaptation


  1. Intelligence organizations needed to become complex and adaptive, driven to judgments by bottom-up collaboration, like financial markets or ant colonies or Wikipedia.
  2. He is the rarest of creatures in the imitative and adaptive world of entertainment, an originator.
  3. But the most obviously adaptive evolutionary gifts are probably borne by the lemur, the family of small primates found only on Madagascar.


  1. Adaptive water skiing clinic is a splash with participants

    Champions Made From Adversity's seventh annual adaptive water skiing clinic provided a day of fun on the water at Thurmond Lake.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle

  2. Adaptive program attracts new rowers

    Luke Pettit has been playing ice hockey for a few years and has done a little swimming, but the 19-year-old resident of Trenton had never rowed a boat before last weekend. Now, he’s planning to join the Great Miami Rowing Club in spite of his spina bifida. The club held its first adaptive rowing open house on June 15, attracting five potential rowers, according to adaptive coach Beth Crenshaw ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Today's Pulse

  3. Adaptive Planning Partner Eurekloud to Represent Adaptive at CFO Innovation Asia Forum

    Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, has announced that Eurekloud will exhibit and represent the Adaptive Planning ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn't be just one or two missiles or a handful,"...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: AFP

  2. "Today, by signing an amendment to the ballistic missile-defense agreement, we are reinforcing this commitment. The amendment will allow us to move forward with Polish participation in hosting elements of the phased adaptive approach to missile...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. In a speech before the Atlantic Council think tank examining the threat posed by al-Qaeda, Hayden said the network had "suffered serious setbacks, but it remains a determined, adaptive enemy, unlike any our nation has ever faced".
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Ninemsn

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