Definitions for adaptationˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən
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a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
"the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
adaptation, adaption, adjustment(noun)
the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.
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.
Something which has been adapted; variation.
the act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness
the result of adapting; an adapted form
Origin: [Cf. F. adaptation, LL. adaptatio.]
An adaptation, also called an adaptive trait, in biology is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation. Adaptations contribute to the fitness and survival of individuals. Organisms face a succession of environmental challenges as they grow and develop and are equipped with an adaptive plasticity as the phenotype of traits develop in response to the imposed conditions. The developmental norm of reaction for any given trait is essential to the correction of adaptation as it affords a kind of biological insurance or resilience to varying environments.
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They could be mandated to do it tomorrow and, all of a sudden, adaptation will become front and center.
We think that a nauseated feeling is an evolutionary adaptation to eject food that was rotten or toxic.
(Climate spending) is going in the right direction but more needs to happen, and clearly on the adaptation side as well.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
Activity monitors are going to be wrong at predicting energy expenditure because they aren't incorporating this adaptation.
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- uyğunlaşma, adaptasiyaAzerbaijani
- свикване, пригаждане, приспособяване, адаптацияBulgarian
- adaptacióCatalan, Valencian
- přizpůsobení, adaptaceCzech
- modificación, versión, ajuste, adaptaciónSpanish
- sopeutuminen, mukautuminen, sovitusFinnish
- adaptasyonHaitian Creole
- адапта́ция, приспоса́бливание, обрабо́тка, привыка́ниеRussian
- alışma, uyum, intibak, adaptasyonTurkish
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