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adapted, past tense; adapts, 3rd person singular present; adapting, present participle; adapted, past participle;
  1. Make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify
    • - hospitals have had to be adapted for modern medical practice
    • - the policies can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements
    • - mink are well adapted to hunting prey
  2. Become adjusted to new conditions
    • - a large organization can be slow to adapt to change
  3. Alter (a text) to make it suitable for filming, broadcasting, or the stage
    • - the miniseries was adapted from Wouk's novel

  1. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
  2. adjust: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  3. (adaptation) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
  4. (adaptation) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  5. (adaptation) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
  6. ADAPT is a grassroots disability rights organization with chapters in 30 states. It is known for being part of the radical wing of the disability rights movement due to its history of nonviolent direct action in order to bring attention to the lack of civil rights the disability community has. ...
  7. Adapt is a 2004 album by Trace Bundy. This 2-disc set includes a full-length studio CD and a full-feature live DVD; recorded live at Flatirons Theater, June 30th, 2004.
  8. (Adaptation.) Adaptation (rendered as Adaptation.) is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief through self-referential events. ...
  9. Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby a population becomes better suited to its habitat. This process takes place over many generations, and is one of the basic phenomena of biology.
  10. (Adaptation (computer science)) The term “adaptation” in computer science refers to a , in which an interactive system (adaptive system) adapts its behaviour to individual users based on information acquired about its user(s) and its environment.
  11. (Adaptation (eye)) In ocular physiology, adaptation is the ability of the eye to adjust to various levels of darkness and light.
  12. To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion; To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture; To make by altering or fitting something ...
  13. (adaptation) The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment; 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 ...
  14. (adaptly) In an suitable or convenient manner; aptly; fitly
  15. (adaptness) The state of being fitted; adaptation; aptness; as, adaptness of the sound to the sense
  16. (Adaptation) An alteration or adjustment in physical structure or habits.  Adaptations are often hereditary by which a species or individual improves its ability to survive and reproduce in its environment.  Adaptations can be changes in fur color, amount of fur, better night vision, etc.
  17. (Adaptation) Action that helps cope with the effects of climate change – for example construction of barriers to protect against rising sea levels, or conversion to crops capable of surviving high temperatures and drought.
  18. (Adaptation) The process by which the retina of the eye becomes accustomed to more or less light than it was exposed to during an immediately preceding period. It results in a change in the sensitivity of the eye to light.
  19. (“Adaptation”) means a work based upon the Work, or upon the Work and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, adaptation, derivative work, arrangement of music or other alterations of a literary or artistic work, or phonogram or performance and includes cinematographic adaptations or ...
  20. (Adaptation) means finding another way to do things. It's partly being creative about solving problems and partly being insistent about getting back to the things that are important to you. "Adaptive thinking" involve making changes in your everyday environment. ...
  21. (Adaptation) Rewriting of fact or fiction for film, usually in the form of a screenplay, or a proposal treatment.
  22. (adaptation) Piagetian term for adjustment to new information about the environment through the complementary processes of assimilation and accommodation.
  23. (Adaptation) Related to the idea of an absorbent mind (Haines, 1993) is a special power of the young child that can be called the power of adaptation. This power is a process whereby the young child uses the environment to develop and, in so doing, becomes a part of that environment. ...
  24. (Adaptation) adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment. Adaptation to climate change refers to adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. ...
  25. (ADAPTATION) biological characteristic that improves the chance of survival of an animal and its descendants.  An adaptation can be a part or a behavior that makes a living thing better able to survive in its environment.