HyperDic: adaptation

English > 3 senses of the word adaptation:
NOUNcommunicationadaptation, versiona written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
processadaptation, adaption, adjustmentthe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
actadaptation(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
adaptation > pronunciation
Soundsae.dahptey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > adaptation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form.
Example"the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
Synonymversion
NarrowermodernizationA modernized version (as of a play)
versificationA metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishadaptación, versión
Catalanadaptació, versió
English > adaptation: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions).
Synonymsadaption, adjustment
Narroweracclimatization, acclimatisation, acclimationadaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
dedifferentiationThe loss of specialization in form or function
domesticationadaptation to intimate association with human beings
specialization, specialisation, differentiation(biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishadaptación biológica, adaptacion, adaptación
Catalanadaptació
Verbsadaptadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
English > adaptation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light).
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Narrowerdark adaptationThe process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination
light adaptationThe process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination
Broaderalteration, modification, adjustmentThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
Spanishadaptación
Catalanadaptació

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