|1.||[ noun ] (writing) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form|
: "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
|Related terms:||writing versification modernization|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)|
|Related terms:||organic_process specialization acclimatization dedifferentiation domestication adjust|
|3.||[ noun ] (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)|
|Related terms:||alteration dark_adaptation light_adaptation physiology|