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1[mass noun] The quality of being able to adjust to new conditions:‘adaptability is an advantage in the harshly competitive global economy’‘the adaptability of cod to climate change’
- ‘Their long reign stems from their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions.’
- ‘The flexibility and adaptability of human behavior is because of human biological nature and not in spite of it.’
- ‘The person must learn adaptability, service, and consideration for others.’
- ‘The versatility and adaptability of our soldiers came through loud and clear.’
- ‘The vital quality of any military force is less its weapons than the skill, courage, and adaptability of those who employ them.’
- ‘More than anything, he learned the trick of adaptability in business.’
- ‘Results showed that no critical thinking differences existed between students of different leadership styles or adaptability.’
- ‘Here, the singer can show off the adaptability of his voice.’
- ‘Enzymes continually surprise scientists with their remarkable adaptability to extreme conditions.’
- 1.1 The capacity to be modified for a new use or purpose:‘this is a good example of the adaptability of listed buildings’
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