Definition of adaptability in English:



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