adaptation

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noun ad·ap·ta·tion \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən, -dəp-\

Definition of adaptation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of adapting :  the state of being adapted

  2. 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. 3 :  something that is adapted; specifically :  a composition rewritten into a new form

adaptational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

adaptationally

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Examples of adaptation in a sentence

  1. His stage adaptation of the novel was a success.

  2. The film is an adaptation of a book of the same title.

  3. The insect's evolutionary adaptations enable it to be almost invisible even when sitting in the middle of a leaf.

  4. a tool designed for easy adaptation

1610

First Known Use of adaptation

1610


ADAPTATION Defined for English Language Learners

adaptation

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noun ad·ap·ta·tion \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən, -dəp-\

Definition of adaptation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ADAPTATION Defined for Kids

adaptation

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noun ad·ap·ta·tion \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of adaptation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of changing to better suit a situation

  2. 2 :  a body part or feature or a behavior that helps a living thing survive and function better in its environment


Medical Dictionary

adaptation

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noun ad·ap·ta·tion \ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən, -əp-\

Medical Definition of adaptation

  1. 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. 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

adaptational

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adaptationally

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