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Noun: adaptation  ,a,dap'tey-shun or ,a-dup'tey-shun
  1. A written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
    "the play is an adaptation of a short novel";
    - version
  2. The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
    - adaption, adjustment
  3. (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

Derived forms: adaptations

Type of: adjustment, alteration, biological process, modification, organic process, piece of writing, writing, written material

Encyclopedia: Adaptation, ocular