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Noun adaptation has 3 senses
  1. adaptation, version - a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
    --1 is a kind of writing, written material, piece of writing
    --1 has particulars: modernization; versification
  2. adaptation, adjustment - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
    --2 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --2 has particulars:
     acclimatization, acclimatisation, acclimation; dedifferentiation; domestication; specialization, specialisation, differentiation
    Derived form: verb adapt2
  3. adaptation - (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
    --3 is a kind of
    alteration, modification, adjustment
    --3 has particulars: dark adaptation; light adaptation
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