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

Definitions of adaption word

  • variable noun adaption Adaption means the same as adaptation. 3
  • abbreviation ADAPTION adaptation 3
  • noun adaption the act of adapting. 1
  • noun adaption the state of being adapted; adjustment. 1
  • noun adaption something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television. 1
  • noun adaption 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

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Origin of adaption

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 Adaption


adaption 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adaption usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adaption

noun adaption

  • conversion — Conversion is the act or process of changing something into a different state or form.
  • alteration — An alteration is a change in or to something.
  • modification — an act or instance of modifying.
  • adjustment — An adjustment is a small change that is made to something such as a machine or a way of doing something.
  • accommodation — Accommodation is used to refer to buildings or rooms where people live or stay.

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