- 1The action or process of adapting or being adapted: the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students' needs [count noun]: adaptations to the school curriculumMás ejemplos en oraciones
converting, conversion, alteration, modification, adjustment, changing, transformation; remodelling, revamping, reshaping, reconstruction; tailoring, customizingadjustment, conformity, acclimatization, accommodation, attunement, familiarization, habituation, orientation, conditioning, inurement, hardening, seasoning, acculturation, assimilation, integration, domestication, naturalization; blending in, fitting in, settling in, settling down; North American acclimation
- 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] A film, television drama, or stage play that has been adapted from a written work: a three-part adaptation of Hard TimesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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 The process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment: living in groups is an adaptation to increase the efficiency of huntingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They better understand the process of speciation, adaptation, and extinction.
- The adaptation of organisms to their habitat ultimately depends upon environmental criteria.
- We should not casually assume that earlier forms were inferior in adaptation to their particular environment.
early 17th century: from French, from late Latin adaptatio(n-), from Latin adaptare (see adapt).