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Synonyms for adaptation

Synonyms for adaptation

the act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end

adjustment to a changing environment

Synonyms for adaptation

a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

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On the view here given of the all-important part which selection by man has played, it becomes at once obvious, how it is that our domestic races show adaptation in their structure or in their habits to man's wants or fancies.
Adaptation, according to him, is merely a secondary activity, a mere re-activity, and he is therefore quite opposed to Spencer's definition: "Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
There is in an old house a friendly adaptation to the human character, as there is in an old hat a friendly adaptation to the human head.
In the 'Nativity Hymn,' 'L'Allegro,' and 'Il Penseroso' note appeals to sight (especially light and color), sound, and general physical sensation, and cases of onomatopoeia or especial adaptation of metrical movement to the sense.
In general consider the application of the statements in the text; and in the case of Robert Browning consider emotional, dramatic, descriptive, and narrative power, poetic beauty, and adaptation of the verse-form to the substance.
Nevertheless, the two girls managed to bestow the heterogeneous collection with tasteful adaptation to their needs.
This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
Her nature appeared to possess depth, too, as well as variety; but -- or else Hester's fears deceived her -- it lacked reference and adaptation to the world into which she was born.
It did my heart good to see how happy this artistic adaptation of the truth made her; and I must say that she never had a wiser friend.
This contribution is followed by two appendices, which also focus on theatrical adaptations of the novel.
Health Minister Edwin Poots and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland have endorsed a new toolkit that will help disabled and older people visualise and discuss proposed housing adaptations.
Topics covered include: The history of adaptation studies, Theories of adaptation , Adaptations in film, literature, radio and historical sources , What is an 'original' text?
A MORE efficient and cost effective way of providing disabled adaptations for council tenants is expected to be endorsed by Flintshire Council's Cabinet today.
True to the Spirit: Film Adaptation and the Question of Fidelity is no exception, in that it takes adaptation to be an object needing further research simply because adaptations continue to be filmed and marketed as adaptations.
Through analysis of all of these viruses and variants, the researchers were able to understand and describe the complex sequence of events, involving small changes in the virus were necessary for these changes in host adaptations ("The role of evolutionary intermediates in the host adaptation of canine parvovirus," in Journal of Virology, 2012).