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adaptation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adaptation  \Ad`ap*ta"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  adaptation,  LL 
  adaptatio.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  adapting,  or  fitting;  or  the  state 
  of  being  adapted  or  fitted;  fitness.  ``Adaptation  of  the 
  means  to  the  end.''  --Erskine. 
 
  2.  The  result  of  adapting;  an  adapted  form 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adaptation 
  n  1:  a  written  work  (as  a  novel)  that  has  been  recast  in  a  new 
  form:  "the  play  is  an  adaptation  of  a  short  novel"  [syn: 
  {version}] 
  2:  the  process  of  adapting  to  something  (such  as  environmental 
  conditions)  [syn:  {adjustment}] 
  3:  (physiology)  the  responsive  adjustment  of  a  sense  organ  (as 
  the  eye)  to  varying  conditions  (as  of  light) 




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