adapt·​ed | \ ə-ˈdap-təd How to pronounce adapted (audio) , a- \

Definition of adapted

: suited by nature, character, or design to a particular use, purpose, or situation used with to or forsoil well adapted to the growing of wheat"The teeth are sharp and adapted for gripping onto slippery prey … "— Debi Willoughby

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Other Words from adapted

adaptedness noun
He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective environment. Biological Sciences

Examples of adapted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most Bay Area gardeners can grow these crops, the traditional eastern method is generally not well adapted to our regional gardens. Pam Peirce,, "Bay Area gardeners can look ahead to corn, squash and beans," 23 May 2020 Rockets launch from an adapted 747 named Cosmic Girl with an under-wing harness. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Virgin's Rocket-Launching 747 Is Ready for Takeoff," 16 Apr. 2020 Humble beginnings, unprecedented success San Antonio, 1932: Gustavo Olguin, a cook, agrees to sell an adapted potato ricer, his complete list of retail accounts (all 19 of them) and his recipe for fried corn chips to C. E. Doolin. Ginni Beam, Dallas News, "Frito-Lay stays true to Texas roots by investing in the future of D-FW," 17 Oct. 2018 Some of the monitoring could be done by existing or adapted consumer products, such as health apps on smartphones and fitness trackers, adds Dr Chico. The Economist, "Cardiology Digital twins of hearts could help diagnose and treat cardiac disease," 27 Feb. 2020 Children ages 3-9 with special needs and their caregivers are invited to an adapted yoga class at 1 p.m. Feb. 25. cleveland, "Helping Hands program expands to Dover Intermediate School: West Shore Chatter," 17 Feb. 2020 One of Miyazaki’s few adapted works (loosely based on Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel of the same name), Howl’s Moving Castle was certainly the weirdest romantic comedy of the 2000s. Nick Romano,, "Studio Ghibli: A beginner's guide through the worlds of Spirited Away, Mononoke, and beyond," 24 Dec. 2019 Hancock spent most of his stay sitting and sleeping inside an adapted water tank hauled up on the islet’s flattest ledge. Greg Noone, Smithsonian, "This Tiny, Uninhabitable Islet in the North Atlantic Has Been Attracting Fishermen and Adventurers for Decades," 30 Oct. 2019 Australia’s magpies — which are not related to the smaller magpies of the Northern Hemisphere — have become well adapted to urban living, usually nesting high in trees in the country’s suburbs and parks. David Crawshaw, Washington Post, "Angry birds: Swooping Australian magpie causes fatal cyclist crash," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of adapted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adapted

from past participle of adapt

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4 Jun 2020

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“Adapted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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