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Definition of adaptation
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The act or process of adapting.
The state of being adapted.
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.
A composition that has been recast into a new form:
The play is an adaptation of a short novel.
An alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment.
The responsive adjustment of a sense organ, such as the eye, to varying conditions, such as light intensity.
Change in behavior of a person or group in response to new or modified surroundings.
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