- 1The action or process of adapting or being adapted: the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students' needs adaptations to the school curriculumMore example sentences
- It is a process of adaptation, a habit acquired with effort, pain, and tedium.
- This was considered critical for highly educated immigrants, because settlement and adaptation is facilitated by social interaction.
- Both processes exemplify adaptation or adjustment, but very different mechanisms must be involved.
- 1.1A movie, television drama, or stage play that has been adapted from a written work, typically a novel: filming her adaptation of a beloved children’s bookMore example sentences
- Television dramas were usually adaptations of stage plays, and invariably about upper classes.
- So his latest film, an adaptation of his stage play, The Far Side of the Moon, comes as a shock.
- Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of ships and pirates has been a huge success in the guises of film and television adaptations.
- 1.2 Biology A change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment: living in groups is an adaptation that increases the efficiency of hunting biochemical adaptation in parasitesMore example sentences
- Molecular biologists have seen all of these processes at work in the laboratory, in particular the adaptation of duplicated genes.
- This may be related to the adaptation of the plant to the warmer climate of the Cape Verde Islands.
- One of the processes that may lead to the formation of sibling species complexes involves adaptation to specific habitats.
early 17th century: from French, from late Latin adaptatio(n-), from Latin adaptare (see adapt).