a|dapt|a|ble [əˈdæptəbəl] adj [usually after noun]
able to change in order to be successful in new and different situations
The American Constitution has proved adaptable in changing political conditions.
adaptable to
The catfish is adaptable to a wide range of water conditions.
>adaptability [əˌdæptəˈbılıti] n [U]

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