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adaption adaptation.
Alex Haley a U.S. author celebrated for his pulitzer prize-winning work of historical fiction, Roots: The Saga of an American Family (1976), a publication whose subsequent television broadcast adaptation spawned a national discussion about race and race relations (b.1921--d.1992).
arr.2 abbreviation of "arrangement," the act of putting things in order, esp. the adaptation of a piece of music for a particular style of performance.
arrangement the adaptation of a piece of music for a particular style of performance. [1/5 definitions]
counteradaptation combined form of adaptation.
dialectic (often pl., but used with a sing. verb) the Marxian adaptation of Hegelian dialectic applied to economic and political history. [1/6 definitions]
evolution the continuous modification and adaptation of organisms to their environments through selection, hybridization, and the like. [1/3 definitions]
maladaptive not helpful in adaptation to a situation or environment.
modernization a recent adaptation or modernized version, esp. as of a play. [1/3 definitions]
Orson Welles U.S. actor, screenwriter, producer, and critically acclaimed motion picture director who first gained national recognition for his role in the 1938 radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel, The War of the Worlds (b.1915--d.1985).
physical dependence a body's adaptation to a chronically-used drug such that withdrawal of the drug results in adverse physical symptoms.
Reconstructionism a twentieth-century U.S. Jewish movement that stresses the cultural continuity of Judaism as a religion, and that encourages adaptation of religious observances to contemporary needs.
specialization in biology, the structural adaptation of a specific body part for a particular function. [1/3 definitions]
version a particular form or adaptation of something. [1/3 definitions]