V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. the process of adapting or adjusting to something; 2. the change resulting from adjusting to the environment or new circumstances; 3. the modification of something into a new form for a specific purpose
Synonyms: modification, adjustment, acclimation, conformation, alteration, change, variation, re-working
Tips: To adapt means "to change in order to suit different conditions or a new purpose." When something adapts to its environment, it is said to undergo adaptation. Likewise, something that is reworked into another form, like a book made into a play or film, is also called an adaptation. Something or someone that is adaptable is willing or able to change to better suit different conditions.
The movie was an adaptation of a best-selling novel. (re-working, modification)
Many European countries have found the adaptation from their previous currency to the EURO difficult. (change, adjustment)
Evolution occurs over millions of years as a result of adaptation to the changing environment. (acclimation, conformation)
He was highly adaptable to change and therefore didn't mind working under a new boss. (willing, able, well-suited, changeable) adjective
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