Definition of adaptation


  • a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel". Synonyms: version.
  • the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions). Synonyms: adaption, adjustment.
  • (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light).

Related words

acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, differentiation, domestication, modernization, specialisation, specialization, versification.

Rhymes with adaptation

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, acclamation, acclimation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, accusation, acidification, activation, adjudication, administration, admiration.

Start with adaptation

adaptations, adaptational, adaptationally.

End with adaptation

preadaptation, coadaptation, maladaptation.

More information about adaptation

adaptation unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • adaptation is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • adaptation is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • adaptation is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 15 points
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