Etymology
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adaptability (n.)

"quality that renders adaptable," 1660s, from adapt + -ability. In modern use especially in evolutionary biology, "variability in respect to, or under the influence of, external conditions."

updated on September 14, 2022

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Definitions of adaptability from WordNet

adaptability (n.)
the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances;
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