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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-uh p-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-uh p-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of adaptational word

  • adjective adaptational of or relating to adaptation 3
  • noun adaptational the act of adapting. 1
  • noun adaptational the state of being adapted; adjustment. 1
  • noun adaptational something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television. 1
  • noun adaptational Biology. any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment. a form or structure modified to fit a changed environment. the ability of a species to survive in a particular ecological niche, especially because of alterations of form or behavior brought about through natural selection. 1
  • noun adaptational Physiology. the decrease in response of sensory receptor organs, as those of vision, touch, temperature, olfaction, audition, and pain, to changed, constantly applied, environmental conditions. 1

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Origin of adaptational

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; < Medieval Latin adaptātiōn- (stem of adaptātiō), equivalent to Latin adaptāt(us) (past participle of adaptāre to adapt; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Adaptational


adaptational popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

adaptational usage trend in Literature

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