Definitions: (1) competent to act in any situation; flexible; pliable; (2) turning with ease from one thing to another; deft; many-sided; (3) self-adjusting within an ever-growing complexity; resourceful; (4) having or capable of many uses or applications

Quote: In the long run, fancier [in nature] lasts longer since versatility is a virtue. — William H. Calvin (1913 -) The River That Runs Uphill