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adaptation

ad·ap·ta·tion

adaptation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae dp teI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of adapting, or the state of being adapted.
The adaptation of the novel for the Broadway stage took a year of hard work.
synonyms:
accommodation, adjustment, modification, naturalization
similar words:
alteration, change, compliance, conformation, shaping, variation
definition 2: the result of such an act or process.
We enjoyed the film adaptation of the play.
synonyms:
accommodation, adjustment, modification, naturalization
similar words:
alteration, arrangement, change, compliance, conformation, conversion, rendition, shaping, variation, version
definition 3: in biology, a change in an organism, over time, that better enables it to survive and multiply.
similar words:
assimilation, variation
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derivations: adaptational (adj.), adaptationally (adv.)
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