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Definition[]

General[]

Adaptability is "the ability to evolve over time."[1]

Software[]

Adaptability refers to

[a]ttributes of software that bear on the opportunity for its adaptation to different specified environments without applying other actions or means than those provided for this purpose for the software considered.[2]

References[]

  1. Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 35.
  2. ISO/IEC Standard 9126 (1991), revised by ISO/IEC 25010:2011.
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