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English noun: adaptation

1. adaptation (communication) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form


SamplesThe play is an adaptation of a short novel.


Synonymsversion


Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material


Narrower (hyponym)modernization, versification

2. adaptation (process) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)


Synonymsadaption, adjustment


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, dedifferentiation, differentiation, domestication, specialisation, specialization

3. adaptation (act) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, alteration, modification


Narrower (hyponym)dark adaptation, light adaptation


Domain categoryphysiology









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