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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

  2. Adaptation(noun)

    the result of adapting; an adapted form

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. adaptation, LL. adaptatio.]

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  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.

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  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. Barbara Buchner:

    We need to incentivize people to come in at scale to invest in adaptation or resilience.

  2. Tom Herrod:

    It's really about adaptation planning and getting as much of the city prepared as possible.

  3. Samy Ben-Jaafar:

    They could be mandated to do it tomorrow and, all of a sudden, adaptation will become front and center.

  4. Lawrence Szarka:

    We think that a nauseated feeling is an evolutionary adaptation to eject food that was rotten or toxic.

  5. Elisaveta Petkova:

    This just illustrates the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and continuing heat adaptation.

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