Synonyms for adaptation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-uh p-tey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən

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Définition of adaptation

Origin :
  • c.1600, "action of adapting," from French adaptation, from Late Latin adaptationem (nominative adaptatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adaptare (see adapt). Meaning "condition of being adapted" is from 1670s. Sense of "modification of a thing to suit new conditions" is from 1790. Biological sense first recorded 1859 in Darwin's writings.
  • noun act of adapting
  • noun condition of something resulting from change
Example sentences :
  • In the discovery and adaptation of the latter lay the whole problem.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Therefore we ask for your opinions on the question of the power of adaptation in fecundity.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • Now, our process is only an adaptation of these cosmic rays.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • It has no power of adaptation, but uses the same words for all.
  • Extract from : « Phaedrus » by Plato
  • The purpose of education is "adaptation,—with the retention of adaptability."
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • What a notion this would be for adaptation to Parliamentary usage!
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 3, 1887 » by Various
  • It affords no explanation of the facts of adaptation, and has no causal value.
  • Extract from : « Evolution in Modern Thought » by Ernst Haeckel
  • Where the process of adaptation was discerned, the evidence of Purpose or Design was weak.
  • Extract from : « Evolution in Modern Thought » by Ernst Haeckel
  • The Russian word idol is identical with our own adaptation of ειδωλου.
  • Extract from : « Russian Fairy Tales » by W. R. S. Ralston
  • Exactly how the adaptation had been accomplished I never quite understood.
  • Extract from : « A Labrador Doctor » by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

Antonyms for adaptation

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