1. [ noun ] (writing) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
Synonyms: version

: "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"

Related terms: writing versification modernization
2. [ noun ] (biology) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
Synonyms: adjustment
Related terms: organic_process specialization acclimatization dedifferentiation domestication adjust
3. [ noun ] (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
Related terms: alteration dark_adaptation light_adaptation physiology
Similar spelling:   adaptational