Noun Adaptation Definition and Examples





1. the act of adapting.

2. the state of being adapted; adjustment.

3. something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television.

4. Biology. any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment. a form or structure modified to fit a changed environment. the ability of a species to survive in a particular ecological niche, especially because of alterations of form or behavior brought about through natural selection.

5. Physiology. the decrease in response of sensory receptor organs, as those of vision, touch, temperature, olfaction, audition, and pain, to changed, constantly applied, environmental conditions.

6. Ophthalmology. the regulating by the pupil of the quantity of light entering the eye.

7. Also, adaption[uh-dap-shuh n]/əˈdæp ʃən/(Show IPA). Sociology. a slow, usually unconscious modification of individual and social activity in adjustment to cultural surroundings.


"There can be adaptation processes."
"There can be adaptation periods."
"There can be adaptation works."
"There can be adaptation studies."
"There can be adaptation programmes."
"There can be adaptation people."
"There can be adaptation intervals."
"There can be adaptation ends."
"There can be adaptation efforts."
"There can be adaptation cycles."
"There can be adaptation costs."
"There can be adaptation calls."
"adaptations can be to environments."
"people can be adapted."
"novels can be adapted."
"adaptations can be to lives."
"people/places/organizations can be adapted."
"adaptations can be to conditions."
"styles can be adapted."
"methods can be adapted."

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