The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment. (noun)
Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modification of some thing or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment. (noun)
Something which has been adapted; variation. (noun)
Examples of word adaptation
FOR the physicist and chemist the term adaptation awakens but the barren echo of an idea.
At all events the term adaptation includes the idea of utility, and obviously useless contrivances could hardly be brought under the same head.
By the term adaptation, we mean such choice of style, material, size and arrangement as shall fit the structure: 1st, to the site; 2d, to the climate; and 3d, to the uses for which it is built.
It has sometimes been suggested that the term adaptation should be reserved for differences with a known genetic basis.
Next is what he called adaptation, or â€œresistance,â€ when the body rises to the challenge and adapts to the stressful conditions.