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See also: Adaptation
- adaption (rare)
From French adaptation, from Medieval Latin adaptātiō, from Latin adaptō (“I fit, adjust, modify; I adapt, fit or adjust to”); see adapt. Equivalent to adapt + -ation.
- (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˌædæpˈteɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: ad‧ap‧ta‧tion
adaptation (countable and uncountable, plural adaptations)
- (uncountable) The process of adapting something or becoming adapted to a situation; adjustment, modification.
- 2015, Jon M. Hawes, Proceedings of the 1989 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference, Springer, →ISBN, page 70:
- Lifestyle adaptation arises because people inevitably encounter a gap between the style of life they desire and the actual resources they control.
- (countable) A change that is made or undergone to suit a condition or environment.
- 1999, Jim Meisenheimer, How to Double Your Sales Without Quadrupling Your Effort, Helbern, →ISBN, page 41:
- It's staggering because these adaptations to your schedule can dramatically change your life forever.
- (uncountable, evolutionary theory) The process of change that an organism undergoes to be better suited to its environment.
- 1911, 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
- ACCLIMATIZATION, the process of adaptation by which animals and plants are gradually rendered capable of surviving and flourishing in countries remote from their original habitats, or under meteorological conditions different from those which they have usually to endure, and at first injurious to them.
- Antonym: maladaptation
- (countable, evolutionary theory) An instance of an organism undergoing change, or the structure or behavior that is changed.
- 1844, Robert Sears, The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of Entertaining Information, in the Several Departments of Science, Lterature, and Art, Embellished by Several Hundred Engravings, page 465:
- This is the very method adopted, in the structure of the eye, to produce a perfect picture on the retina; it is an adaptation to the laws of light, and the property of color, in natural objects.
- (uncountable) The process of adapting an artistic work from a different medium.
- 2010, David K. Irving, Fundamentals of Film Directing, McFarland, →ISBN, page 19:
- Plays are rich and suitable sources for adaptation to film.
- (sociology) The means by which social groups adapt to different social and physical environments.
process of adapting
change that is made or undergone
evolutionary theory: process of change
evolutionary theory: instance of change
process of adapting an artistic work
artistic work that has been adapted
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Borrowed from Medieval Latin adaptātiōnem, from Latin adaptō (“to fit, adjust, modify; to adapt, fit or adjust to”).
adaptation f (plural adaptations)
- adaptation (all senses)
- “adaptation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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