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ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃənadap·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adaptation, version(noun)

    a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

    "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"

  2. adaptation, adaption, adjustment(noun)

    the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

  3. adaptation(noun)

    (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

Wiktionary

  1. adaptation(Noun)

    The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.

  2. adaptation(Noun)

    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.

  3. adaptation(Noun)

    Something which has been adapted; variation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adaptation(noun)

    the act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness

    Etymology: [Cf. F. adaptation, LL. adaptatio.]

  2. Adaptation(noun)

    the result of adapting; an adapted form

    Etymology: [Cf. F. adaptation, LL. adaptatio.]

Freebase

  1. Adaptation

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. adaptation

    The act and process of to adapt.

    The adaptation was easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adaptation' in Nouns Frequency: #2796

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of adaptation in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In real world, the successful persons are those who adapt to the changes in their environment smartly and most effectively, and surely not those who resist mindlessly. No matter how strong, mighty and intelligent you may be, you are still vulnerable to the inevitable continuous changes in our world that are way beyond your control. History teaches us that even mighty dinosaurs, who emerged over 200 million years ago and ruled our planet for 135 million years, could not survive as they were unable to adapt to changes. So be Smart and Savvy to survive in today's fast paced dynamic world. Embrace the changes, even though you are stepping out of your comfort zone, and operating outside your element. Your strategic adaptation to changes, and effective Management of Change contain the seedlings to your survival and success. Cheers, my friend!

  2. Richard Lugar:

    Governance requires adaptation to shifting circumstances, it often requires finding common ground with Americans who have a different vision than your own. It requires leaders who believe ... that their first responsibility to their constituents is to apply their best judgment.

  3. Sol Ortiz:

    It's very difficult to reverse the tendency to increase CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere, that's why we're prioritizing adaptation.

  4. Sandeep Chamling Rai:

    For too long, reducing emissions and scaling up adaptation support has been hopelessly inadequate, this has resulted in worsening climate change impacts that exceed the ability of people and ecosystems to cope.

  5. Haniel Long:

    In youth the human body drew me and was the object of my secret and natural dreams. But body after body has taken away from me that sensual phosphorescence which my youth delighted in. Within me is no disturbing interplay now, but only the steady currents of adaptation and of sympathy.

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