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adjective as in adjusting

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The even darker side of smart is that competition doesn’t just select an ability to manipulate but also an adaptive ability to be unpredictable.

Their specificity is related to their long-lasting effects, because vaccines engage the adaptive branch of the immune system — the B and T lymphocytes and antibodies that recognize a given pathogen.

Many of the gene losses involved traits that the animals no longer needed, but Hiller proposes that at least one loss was adaptive.

There’s also a clever adaptive-suspension system, which uses a dozen sensors to scan the road then instantly make adjustments so the Aviator can glide smoothly over potholes.

In A Grand Journey, from Après Visuals, we get an intimate look into this adaptive athlete’s unique path to the summit.

To see the adaptive benefits of depression, it helps to consider certain cruel but illuminating studies.

One sign that depression is an adaptive behavioral response is its widespread presence in the animal kingdom.

She loves to be outdoors,” Lori says, “She loves to swim and to ride her adaptive bike.

What adaptive technology has been the most useful or important for you?

What area/tasks would you most like to see more adaptive technology developed for?

Though the squirrels have taken to the trees, there has been no adaptive change in the structure of their limbs and feet.

Those closely related to human infancy, adapting and adjusting the child to the world in which he lives, may be called adaptive.

Their foreheads are meaner, and their eyes hard, but the whole face rather more adaptive and in touch with life.

The adaptive or "special organising force" or ἰδέα, on the other hand, produces the diversity of organic 112beings.

Somehow, the plague incubation period had been shortened to fit their life span; the disease was nothing if not adaptive.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adaptive, such as: flexible, modifying, and robust.

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