Adaptability vs Adaptation - What's the difference?

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Adaptation is a related term of adaptability.

Adaptability is a related term of adaptation.

As nouns the difference between adaptability and adaptation

is that adaptability is the quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable while adaptation is (label) the quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • The quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable.
  • (biology) Variability in respect to, or under the influence of, external conditions; susceptibility of an organism to that variation whereby it becomes suited to or fitted for its conditions of environment; the capacity of an organism to be modified by circumstances.
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  • (label) The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.
  • (label) Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modification of some thing or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment.
  • * {{quote-book, title=, year=1911
  • , passage=ACCLIMATIZATION, the process of adaptation by which animals and plants are gradually rendered capable of surviving and flourishing in countries remote from their original habitats, or under meteorological conditions different from those which they have usually to endure, and at first injurious to them.}}
  • (label) Something which has been adapted; variation.
  • * {{quote-book, author=Frederick Lawton, title=, year=1910
  • , passage=Having partly a bibliographic value, and partly confirming the statements above as to Balzac's influence, the following details concerning theatrical adaptations of some of his novels may serve as a supplement to this chapter.}}

    Derived terms

    {{der3, adaptational , adaptationism , adaptationist}}