Synonyms for adaption

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

Définition of adaption

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 adaptation
Example sentences :
  • I returned to America that year with their adaption, calling it "The Nominee."
  • Extract from : « Nat Goodwin's Book » by Nat C. Goodwin
  • Max was never more of an artist than in his adaption of manner to theme.
  • Extract from : « King John of Jingalo » by Laurence Housman
  • On previous occasions, the adaption of soul to body was a work of time; but here it seemed the work of but a few hours.
  • Extract from : « Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2) » by Robert Montgomery Bird
  • This first sleeping car was, as was later the first Pullman car, an adaption of an ordinary day coach to sleeping requirements.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Pullman Car » by Joseph Husband
  • The adaption of means to ends in nature clearly indicates a ——, and so proves a ——er.
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald
  • Indeed there is nothing in civilized countries to approach it in its combination of beauty and adaption for the purposes intended.
  • Extract from : « Stanley in Africa » by James P. Boyd
  • Mechanical ingenuity was largely developed in the adaption of materials.
  • Extract from : « The British Expedition to the Crimea » by William Howard Russell
  • The tree as a decorative symbol is appropriate to wood, and its adaption to a square panel is drawn at Figure 235.
  • Extract from : « Industrial Arts Design » by William H. Varnum
  • But the experimental days have passed, both in the manufacture of motor trucks and in their adaption to various lines of work.
  • Extract from : « The Wonder Book of Knowledge » by Various
  • The fact that this was in the beginning a well-equipped club made the problem of its adaption a very slight one indeed.
  • Extract from : « With the Doughboy in France » by Edward Hungerford

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