Synonyms for adaptations

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

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Définition of adaptations

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 :
  • These and many other adaptations of a like sort the lawgiver sanctioned.
  • Extract from : « The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians » by Xenophon
  • Bionomics: the habits, breeding and adaptations of living forms.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • The initial stages of these adaptations must undoubtedly have had selection-value.
  • Extract from : « Evolution in Modern Thought » by Ernst Haeckel
  • Thus there are here three adaptations which can only be interpreted as due to selection.
  • Extract from : « Evolution in Modern Thought » by Ernst Haeckel
  • Selections and adaptations are made, but they are made with some purpose in view.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Nature » by Francis Younghusband
  • Contingent the arrests and set-backs; contingent, in large measure, the adaptations.
  • Extract from : « Creative Evolution » by Henri Bergson
  • The habits of insects are as varied as their forms and adaptations.
  • Extract from : « An Elementary Study of Insects » by Leonard Haseman
  • Adaptations were the variations which had been in this way selected and transmitted.
  • Extract from : « Introduction to the Science of Sociology » by Robert E. Park
  • Figures 242 and 243 are other adaptations of panel design to varied contours.
  • Extract from : « Industrial Arts Design » by William H. Varnum
  • This would be impossible were it not for the law of the transmission of adaptations.
  • Extract from : « The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2) » by Ernst Haeckel

Antonyms for adaptations

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