adaptive UK US /əˈdæptɪv/ adjective
changing quickly to suit different conditions: »

Adaptive organizations rely on fast feedback from customers to respond to market changes.


Their favoured approach seems to be adaptive management, in which policymakers alter their policies as conditions change.


adaptive processes/systems/strategies

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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