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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'adaptation' in Nouns Frequency: #2796
The numerical value of adaptation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of adaptation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They could be mandated to do it tomorrow and, all of a sudden, adaptation will become front and center.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
When you speak of adaptation in a business setting, people's eyes glaze over ... but if you speak about business continuity and protecting supply chains, that resonates very well.
It has to be there - because only then will human mobility be integrated into climate change adaptation plans, only then will access to funding that is necessary for some countries be enshrined in the (agreement).
HIV adaptation to the most effective immune responses we can make against it comes at a significant cost to its ability to replicate, anything we can do to increase the pressure on HIV in this way may allow scientists to reduce the destructive power of HIV over time.
Images & Illustrations of adaptation
Translations for adaptation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
Get even more translations for adaptation »
Find a translation for the adaptation definition in other languages:
Select another language: