HyperDic: dark_adaptation

English > 1 sense of the expression dark adaptation:
NOUNactdark adaptationthe process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination
English > dark adaptation: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination; cones adapt first; rods continue to adapt for up to four hours.
Broaderadaptation(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

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