Associations to the word «Adaptation»


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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn