Adaptive vs Versatile - What's the difference?

adaptive | versatile |

As adjectives the difference between adaptive and versatile

is that adaptive is of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable while versatile is capable of doing many things competently.




(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.
  • * {{quote-book, author=Charles Darwin, title=, year=1859
  • , passage=The real affinities of all organic beings, in contradistinction to their adaptive resemblances, are due to inheritance or community of descent.}}
  • * {{quote-book, author=C. Lloyd Morgan, title=, year=1896
  • , passage=That variation of germinal origin is a fact in organic nature is admitted on all hands, and that some variations are adaptive is also unquestioned.}}
  • Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
  • (psychology) Of a trait: that helps an individual to function well in society.
  • Synonyms

    * (capable of being adapted) adaptable * adaptative

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * adaptively * adaptiveness * adaptivity * adaptive beamformer * adaptive behaviour * adaptive bridge * adaptive clothing * adaptive coding * adaptive communications * adaptive compression * adaptive enzyme * adaptive equalization * adaptive expectations * adaptive filter * adaptive hypertrophy * adaptive management * adaptive modulation * adaptive optics * adaptive predictive coding * adaptive radiation * adaptive resonance * adaptive reuse * adaptive routing * adaptive switching * adaptive system * adaptive technology * adaptive value * adaptive zone


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    (en adjective)
  • Capable of doing many things competently.
  • Having varied uses or many functions.
  • Changeable or inconstant.
  • (biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions.
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  • Derived terms

    * versatility


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