Simple Definition of adaptation
: something that is adapted; especially : a movie, book, play, etc., that is changed so that it can be presented in another form
: a change in a plant or animal that makes it better able to live in a particular place or situation
: the process of changing to fit some purpose or situation : the process of adapting
Full Definition of adaptation
2 : adjustment to environmental conditions: as a : adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation b : modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment
3 : something that is adapted; specifically : a composition rewritten into a new form
Examples of adaptation
His stage adaptation of the novel was a success.
The film is an adaptation of a book of the same title.
The insect's evolutionary adaptations enable it to be almost invisible even when sitting in the middle of a leaf.
a tool designed for easy adaptation
First Known Use of adaptation
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Medical Definition of adaptation
1: the act or process of adapting : the state of being adapted <his ingenious adaptation of the electric cautery knife to…surgery—George Blumer>
2: adjustment to environmental conditions: asa: adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulationb: modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment—compare adjustment 1b
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