adaptation 1. The adjustment of an organism to its environment or the process by which it enhances such fitness. 2. The normal ability of the eye to adjust itself to variations in the intensity of light, the adjustment to such variations. 3. The decline in the frequency of firing of a neuron, particularly of a receptor, under conditions of constant stimulation. 4. (a) the proper fitting of a denture, (b) the degree of proximity and interlocking of restorative material to a tooth preparation, (c) the exact adjustment of bands to teeth. 5. The adjustment of bacterial physiology to a new environment. Origin: L. Adaptare = to fit (18 Nov 1997) On-line Medial Dictionary Mar. 23 2004. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?query=adaptation&action=Search+OMD adaptation ad.ap.ta.tion \.ad-.ap-'ta--sh*n\ \-shn*l, -sh*n-*l\ \-e-\ n 1a: the act or process of adapting 1b: the state of being adapted 2: adjustment to environmental conditions : as 2a: adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation 2b: modification of an organism or its parts that fits it better for the conditions of its environment 3: something that is adapted; specif : a composition rewritten into a new form - ad.ap.ta.tion.al aj adáapátaátion https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dadaptation P Pronunciation Key (dp-tshn) n. 1. a. The act or process of adapting. b. The state of being adapted. 2. a. Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to a new or special application or situation. b. A composition that has been recast into a new form: The play is an adaptation of a short novel. 3. Biology. An alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment. 4. Physiology. The responsive adjustment of a sense organ, such as the eye, to varying conditions, such as light intensity. 5. Change in behavior of a person or group in response to new or modified surroundings. adapátationáal adj. adapátationáalály adv. [Download or Buy Now] Source: The American Heritage¨ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. adaptation P adaptation: log in for this Definition of adaptation and other entries in Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, available only to Dictionary.com Premium members. Source: Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc. 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. Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. 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) Source: WordNet ¨ 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University adaptation adaptation: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB adaptation Function: noun Definition: willingness Synonyms: adjustment, adoption, alteration, conversion, modification, refitting, remodeling, reworking, shift, transformation, variation Concept: changing Entry: adaptation Function: noun Definition: compliance Synonyms: acclimatization, accustomedness, agreement, compliance, correspondence, familiarization, habituation, naturalization Antonyms: defiance, denial, disagreement Concept: changing Entry: accommodation Function: noun Definition: adjustment Synonyms: adaptation, compliance, composition, compromise, conformity, fitting, modification, reconciliation, settlement Antonyms: maladjustment, rigidity Concept: agreement Entry: allowance Function: noun Definition: concession Synonyms: accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, admission, advantage, cut, deduction, discount, rebate, reduction, sanction, sufferance, toleration Concept: changing Entry: alteration Function: noun Definition: change Synonyms: about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, amendment, conversion, correction, difference, diversification, exchange, fixing, flip-flop, metamorphosis, mid-course correction, modification, mutation, reformation, remodeling, reshaping, revision, shift, switch, switch-over, transformation, transmutation, turn, variance, variation Antonyms: fixation, fixity Concept: changing Entry: conversion Function: noun Definition: change Synonyms: about-face, adaptation, alteration, born again, changeover, exchange, flip-flop, flux, growth, innovation, metamorphosis, metanoia, metasis, modification, novelty, passage, passing, permutation, progress, qualification, reclamation, reconstruction, reformation, regeneration, remodeling, reorganization, resolution, resolving, reversal, switch, transfiguration, transformation, translation, transmogrification, transmutation, turning Concept: changing Entry: fitness Function: noun Definition: appropriateness Synonyms: accommodation, accordance, adaptation, adequacy, admissibility, agreeableness, applicability, appositeness, aptitude, aptness, assimilation, auspiciousness, compatibility, competence, concurrency, congeniality, congruousness, consistency, consonance, convenience, correspondence, decency, decorum, eligibility, expediency, harmony, keeping, order, patness, pertinence, preparedness, propriety, qualification, readiness, relevancy, rightness, seasonableness, seemliness, suitability, timeliness Concept: suitability Entry: orientation Function: noun Definition: adjustment Synonyms: acclimatization, adaptation, assimilation, bearings, breaking in, coordination, direction, familiarization, fix, introduction, location, position, settling in Concept: education action Entry: translation Function: noun Definition: rewording Synonyms: adaptation, construction, crib, decoding, elucidation, explanation, gloss, interpretation, key, metaphrase, paraphrase, reading, rendering, rendition, rephrasing, restatement, simplification, transcription, transliteration, version Concept: explanation Entry: variation Function: noun Definition: difference Synonyms: aberration, abnormality, adaptation, alteration, alternative, bend, break, change, contradistinction, contrast, curve, deflection, departure, deviation, digression, discrepancy, disparity, displacement, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, diversification, diversity, exception, fluctuation, inequality, innovation, modification, mutation, novelty, shift, swerve, turn, unconformity, variety Concept: difference Entry: version Function: noun Definition: account Synonyms: adaptation, chronicle, clarification, condensation, construction, exercise, form, history, interpretation, narrative, paraphrase, portrayal, reading, redaction, rendering, rendition, report, restatement, rewording, side, simplification, sketch, statement, story, tale, transcription, translation, variant Concept: description adaptation 1. The adjustment of an organism to its environment or the process by which it enhances such fitness. 2. The normal ability of the eye to adjust itself to variations in the intensity of light, the adjustment to such variations. 3. The decline in the frequency of firing of a neuron, particularly of a receptor, under conditions of constant stimulation. 4. (a) the proper fitting of a denture, (b) the degree of proximity and interlocking of restorative material to a tooth preparation, (c) the exact adjustment of bands to teeth. 5. The adjustment of bacterial physiology to a new environment. Origin: L. Adaptare = to fit (18 Nov 1997) On-line Medial Dictionary Mar. 23 2004. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?query=adaptation&action=Search+OMD adaptation ad.ap.ta.tion \.ad-.ap-'ta--sh*n\ \-shn*l, -sh*n-*l\ \-e-\ n 1a: the act or process of adapting 1b: the state of being adapted 2: adjustment to environmental conditions : as 2a: adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation 2b: modification of an organism or its parts that fits it better for the conditions of its environment 3: something that is adapted; specif : a composition rewritten into a new form - ad.ap.ta.tion.al aj adáapátaátion https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dadaptation P Pronunciation Key (dp-tshn) n. 1. a. The act or process of adapting. b. The state of being adapted. 2. a. Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to a new or special application or situation. b. A composition that has been recast into a new form: The play is an adaptation of a short novel. 3. Biology. An alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment. 4. Physiology. The responsive adjustment of a sense organ, such as the eye, to varying conditions, such as light intensity. 5. Change in behavior of a person or group in response to new or modified surroundings. adapátationáal adj. adapátationáalály adv. [Download or Buy Now] Source: The American Heritage¨ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. adaptation P adaptation: log in for this Definition of adaptation and other entries in Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, available only to Dictionary.com Premium members. Source: Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc. 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. Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. 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) Source: WordNet ¨ 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University adaptation adaptation: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB adaptation Function: noun Definition: willingness Synonyms: adjustment, adoption, alteration, conversion, modification, refitting, remodeling, reworking, shift, transformation, variation Concept: changing Entry: adaptation Function: noun Definition: compliance Synonyms: acclimatization, accustomedness, agreement, compliance, correspondence, familiarization, habituation, naturalization Antonyms: defiance, denial, disagreement Concept: changing Entry: accommodation Function: noun Definition: adjustment Synonyms: adaptation, compliance, composition, compromise, conformity, fitting, modification, reconciliation, settlement Antonyms: maladjustment, rigidity Concept: agreement Entry: allowance Function: noun Definition: concession Synonyms: accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, admission, advantage, cut, deduction, discount, rebate, reduction, sanction, sufferance, toleration Concept: changing Entry: alteration Function: noun Definition: change Synonyms: about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, amendment, conversion, correction, difference, diversification, exchange, fixing, flip-flop, metamorphosis, mid-course correction, modification, mutation, reformation, remodeling, reshaping, revision, shift, switch, switch-over, transformation, transmutation, turn, variance, variation Antonyms: fixation, fixity Concept: changing Entry: conversion Function: noun Definition: change Synonyms: about-face, adaptation, alteration, born again, changeover, exchange, flip-flop, flux, growth, innovation, metamorphosis, metanoia, metasis, modification, novelty, passage, passing, permutation, progress, qualification, reclamation, reconstruction, reformation, regeneration, remodeling, reorganization, resolution, resolving, reversal, switch, transfiguration, transformation, translation, transmogrification, transmutation, turning Concept: changing Entry: fitness Function: noun Definition: appropriateness Synonyms: accommodation, accordance, adaptation, adequacy, admissibility, agreeableness, applicability, appositeness, aptitude, aptness, assimilation, auspiciousness, compatibility, competence, concurrency, congeniality, congruousness, consistency, consonance, convenience, correspondence, decency, decorum, eligibility, expediency, harmony, keeping, order, patness, pertinence, preparedness, propriety, qualification, readiness, relevancy, rightness, seasonableness, seemliness, suitability, timeliness Concept: suitability Entry: orientation Function: noun Definition: adjustment Synonyms: acclimatization, adaptation, assimilation, bearings, breaking in, coordination, direction, familiarization, fix, introduction, location, position, settling in Concept: education action Entry: translation Function: noun Definition: rewording Synonyms: adaptation, construction, crib, decoding, elucidation, explanation, gloss, interpretation, key, metaphrase, paraphrase, reading, rendering, rendition, rephrasing, restatement, simplification, transcription, transliteration, version Concept: explanation Entry: variation Function: noun Definition: difference Synonyms: aberration, abnormality, adaptation, alteration, alternative, bend, break, change, contradistinction, contrast, curve, deflection, departure, deviation, digression, discrepancy, disparity, displacement, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, diversification, diversity, exception, fluctuation, inequality, innovation, modification, mutation, novelty, shift, swerve, turn, unconformity, variety Concept: difference Entry: version Function: noun Definition: account Synonyms: adaptation, chronicle, clarification, condensation, construction, exercise, form, history, interpretation, narrative, paraphrase, portrayal, reading, redaction, rendering, rendition, report, restatement, rewording, side, simplification, sketch, statement, story, tale, transcription, translation, variant Concept: description