Noun Adaption Definition and Examples







  1. 'Doyle's screenplays for the film adaptions of his Barrytown Trilogy novels (The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van) were brilliant.'
  2. 'The advice is totally free and grants are available to assist people who require essential adaptions.'
  3. 'My fear, which is borne out by the contributions to the debate, is that short term problems and hostility to development will severely limit society's capacity for change and adaption.'
  4. 'The Dukes Playhouse is presenting Grimm Tales as its annual open-air theatre event - an adaption by Carol Ann Duffy of folk stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.'
  5. 'This makes the adaption of existing material easy.'
  6. 'A scaled-down adaption of the original plan was finally completed and officially opened in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II.'
  7. 'I shall be grateful if you would review your report and consider the adaptions as noted above.'
  8. 'Serious doubts about arrangements for the adaption of Skipton's Navigation House for people with learning disabilities were voiced last Thursday.'
  9. 'With only one parent receiving the grant, family, friends and member of the public have rallied round to raise more than £20,000 to pay for adaptions to Dawn's home.'
  10. 'Was it a novel before it was a book or is the book just a movie adaption?'
((n.) Adaptation.)


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.


"programs can be adapted."
"adaptions can be to demands."
"novels can be adapted."
"adaptions can be to unions."
"adaptions can be to trainings."
"adaptions can be to shocks."
"adaptions can be to methods."
"adaptions can be to markets."
"adaptions can be to macintoshs."
"adaptions can be to environments."
"adaptions can be to customs."
"adaptions can be to challenges."
"treaties can be adapted."
"techniques can be adapted."
"products can be adapted."
"plays can be adapted."
"people/places/organizations can be adapted."
"organizations can be adapted."
"grasses can be adapted."
"directives can be adapted."



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