synonyms
  • definitions

adaptations

[ ad-uh p-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF adaptations
  • nounact of adapting
  • nouncondition of something resulting from change

Synonyms for adaptations

  • reworking
  • transformation
  • variation
  • adjustment
  • adoption
  • alteration
  • conversion
  • modification
  • shift
  • refitting
  • remodeling
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADAPTATIONS

These and many other adaptations of a like sort the lawgiver sanctioned.

Bionomics: the habits, breeding and adaptations of living forms.

The initial stages of these adaptations must undoubtedly have had selection-value.

Thus there are here three adaptations which can only be interpreted as due to selection.

Selections and adaptations are made, but they are made with some purpose in view.

Contingent the arrests and set-backs; contingent, in large measure, the adaptations.

The habits of insects are as varied as their forms and adaptations.

Adaptations were the variations which had been in this way selected and transmitted.

Figures 242 and 243 are other adaptations of panel design to varied contours.

This would be impossible were it not for the law of the transmission of adaptations.

WORD 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.