from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of adapting or of being adapted.

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  • adj. Capable of adapting or of being adapted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being adapted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being adapted; susceptible of adaptation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • Architectural principles building for the long term adaptable and flexible fit the place build beautifully build in context

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  • Architectural principles building for the long term adaptable and flexible fit the place

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  • Yes, our brains are changing as we learn how to quickly filter a horde of internet trash to find the useful bits, but our Brains are incredibly powerful organs and adaptable, which is why our evolution as humans make us such an oddity as a creature.

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  • It's also highly adaptable, which is nice for picky eaters.

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  • Fairyfax pffft to that: we are nothing if not adaptable, that is why we are the alpha virus on the planet, well apart from dolphins who couldnt care what anyone thinks of except the Japanese maybe who think they all look the same…

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  • It is also certain that the mechanical motor which shall be found to be most universally adaptable, that is to say, most pliant in accommodating itself to the various lines and to the varying work of the traffic, will be the form of motor which will eventually carry the day.

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  • This wouldn't be a problem if there was more to Shattered Memories than this so-called adaptable horror.

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  • This patent-pending technology appears to be very adaptable, which is essential for it to be able to operate with a variety of devices and, more importantly, people with very different and often complex impairments, such as cerebral palsy.


  • Woodward says that Obama is "adaptable," and so it won't be hard for him to have everyone over to play cribbage and eat Welsh rarebit.

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  • Despite Hill's avowedly anti-cinematic sensibilities, the result is an extremely "adaptable" novel with a stripped-down plot.

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