Part of speech: noun

An adapting; that which is adapted.

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Usage examples "adaptation":

  1. You trust sufficiently to the natural interest of your subject, to the importance of the facts, the beauty of the whole, and the adaptation of the means to the ends, in every part of the immense whole. - "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville", Mary Somerville.
  2. This game is an adaptation of one played by the Wabanaki Indians. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.
  3. On this theory each play becomes a beautiful case of adaptation to nature. - "The Story of the Mind", James Mark Baldwin.