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Meaning & Definition of Adaptation in English

English

Adaptation

/ædəpteʃən/

noun

1. A written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

  • "The play is an adaptation of a short novel"
    synonym:
  • adaptation
  • ,
  • version

2. The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

    synonym:
  • adaptation
  • ,
  • adaption
  • ,
  • adjustment

3. (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

    synonym:
  • adaptation