Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adaptation

3 senses of adaptation

Sense 1
adaptation, version -- (a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel")
       => writing, written material, piece of writing -- (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing")

Sense 2
adaptation, adaption, adjustment -- (the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions))
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 3
adaptation -- ((physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light))
       => alteration, modification, adjustment -- (the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment))

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