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Another word for adaptation

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Noun
  1. The act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end

    See also:

    change

  2. Adjustment to a changing environment

    See also:

    change

Another word for adaptation

Noun
  1. The state or process of being adapted

      1. A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
      2. A result of this process; a development:
      3. Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, often resulting in the development of new species. The mechanisms of evolution include natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, mutation, migration, and genetic drift.
      1. The process in nature by which, according to Darwin's theory of evolution, organisms that are better adapted to their environment tend to survive longer and transmit more of their genetic characteristics to succeeding generations than do those that are less well adapted.
      1. The act of realigning or something realigned
      1. Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
      2. The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
      3. A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
      1. A process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to associate a desired behavior with a previously unrelated stimulus.
      2. The process of training that results in physical fitness.
      3. The state of physical fitness that results from such training.
      1. The process of habituating or the state of being habituated.
      2. Physiological tolerance to a drug resulting from repeated use.
      3. The decline in responsiveness to a stimulus due to repeated exposure.
      1. The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
      2. The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward.
      1. The physiological adaptation of an animal or plant to changes in climate or environment, such as light, temperature, or altitude.
      1. The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
      2. Something that meets a need; a convenience.
      3. Room and board; lodgings.
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
      1. The act or procedure of altering.
      2. The condition resulting from altering; modification.
      1. The act or process of modifying or the condition of being modified.
      2. A change or a result produced by modifying:
      3. A change undergone by a word that is borrowed from another language.
      1. The act or process of arranging:
      2. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
      3. A collection of things that have been arranged:
      1. The act or process of revising.
      2. A revised or new version, as of a book or other written material.
      1. Present participle of rework.
      2. (gerund of rework) An act in which something is reworked
      1. In family law, the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between individuals who are not related by blood. Once the adoption is completed, the adoptive child becomes entitled to all the privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents, and the adoptive parents acquire all the legal rights, duties, and obligations of the child’s natural parents. Furthermore, all legal rights, duties, and obligations between the child and his or her natural parents (except, in some states, the obligation to pay delinquent child support payments) terminates upon the completion of the adoption.
      2. In contract law, the acceptance by a person or entity of the rights and responsibilities made for their benefit under a contract to which she is not a party.
      3. To accept legal responsibility for the act of another. See also ratify.
      1. The act of converting.
      2. The state of being converted.
      3. A change in which one adopts a new religion, faith, or belief.
      1. The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted.
      2. A means of adjusting.
      3. Settlement of a debt or claim.
  2. Condition resulting from adaptation, sense 1