ALL meanings of adaption

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  • variable noun adaption Adaption means the same as adaptation. 3
  • abbreviation ADAPTION adaptation 3
  • noun adaption process of adapting 1
  • 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
  • noun adaption 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
  • noun adaption Ophthalmology. the regulating by the pupil of the quantity of light entering the eye. 1
  • noun adaption Also, adaption [uh-dap-shuh n] /əˈdæp ʃən/ (Show IPA). Sociology. a slow, usually unconscious modification of individual and social activity in adjustment to cultural surroundings. 1
  • noun adaption The act of fitting; adaptation. 1
  • noun adaption (rare) The act of fitting; adaptation. 0
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