Associations to the word «Adaptation»

Wiktionary

ADAPTATION, noun. (uncountable) The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.
ADAPTATION, noun. (uncountable) Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modification of some thing or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment.
ADAPTATION, noun. (countable) Something which has been adapted; variation.

Dictionary definition

ADAPTATION, noun. A written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel".
ADAPTATION, noun. The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions).
ADAPTATION, noun. (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light).

Wise words

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