Definitions for "Adaptation"
The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness.
Something that has been made to fit. Editor's Note: The implication is that it is not exactly as specified. See also Workaround. [D02360] RMW
An ecological concept which has been transferred to sociology in the context of human ecologic theories. It denotes the adaptation of the physical environment to the characteristics of the social groups that occupy an area or the opposite. Usually, adaptation is a mutual process between society and the environment.
The process of transforming a story already written in another medium (novel, stage play, short story) into a motion picture treatment or screenplay.
An adaptation is a film that has been adapted from another literary source. These sources include: novels (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), short stories (In the Bedroom), plays (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), novellas (The Man Who Would Be King), articles (Adaptation), non-fiction books (Jarhead) and, increasingly, video games (Resident Evil). Critics and audiences alike often note that some adaptations are more "faithful" than others to the original text. But filmmakers counter that the pruning and shaping of source material is often necessary to successfully create the dramatic moments that are essential in film as a medium. What many commentators seem to agree on is that if a film captures the spirit, if not word for word or page for page, of the original text, then the adaptation is successful. So a film like A Beautiful Mind may not stick to the details of mathematician John Nash's life, but what we get is a dramatic retelling of that life that highlights and even exaggerates the life elements that make for a more cohesive story.
the presentation of one art form through another medium; a film based upon, derived from (or adapted from) a stage play (or from another medium such as a short story, book, article, history, novel, video game, comic strip/book, etc.) which basically preserves both the setting and dialogue of the original; can be in the form of a script (screenplay) or a proposal treatment Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) is a very faithful rendering or adaptation of Edward Albee's play of the same name; also, Gone With the Wind (1939) was adapted from Margaret Mitchell's novel, and Apocalypse Now (1979) was taken from Joseph Conrad's Hearts of Darkness.
adjustment of the pupil of the eye to light variations; the property by which a neuron relays a decreased frequency of action potentials from a stimulus of constant size; decrease in perception of sensation with continued stimulation
Decline in response of sensory receptor to maintained stimulus. Some receptors adapt quickly, e.g. Pacinian corpuscle; others slowly, e.g. baroreceptors.
The process by which the sensitivity to a stimulus declines if the stimulus is continually presented.
The process by which the eye becomes accustomed to varying quantities of light or to light of a different color.
The process of achieving an equilibrium between new experience and what is already known.
The process by which the eye becomes accustomed to more or less light than it was exposed to during an immediately preceding period or to light of a diffe" va color. It results in a change in the sensitivity of the eye to light.
1. A spur-of-the-moment change due to unforeseen circumstances, usually used in relation to improvisation; 2. A literary work based on a previous work and presented in a form different from the original.
a change in behavior to meet situational demands.
A change to someone's permanent residence to improve their quality of life and/or enable them to remain there rather than be admitted to residential care. See aid.
Algorithmic Complexity Animats Artificial Life Attractor Autonomous Agent Autoplectic Systems Autopoiesis
a process of selection, generation or modification that produces one or more perceivable units in response to a requested uniform resource identifier in a given delivery context.
a modification made to a device or to a service or program which renders it usable by or appropriate for a person with a disability
A change in what students do or a reshaping of the materials students use. Adaptations are essentially the same as modifications, but can specifically refer to the materials and equipment students use to aid in learning. Enlarging the print on a worksheet and audiotaping a textbook are examples of adaptations. .
Encyclopaedia Britannica 2002
Keywords:  adduction, adhesion
Adduction Adhesion
A musical work that represents a distinct alteration of another work (e.g., a free transcription); a work that paraphrases parts of various works or the general style of another composer; a work that is merely based on other music (e.g., variations on a theme). (AACR2)
A design based on another design but significantly modified and altered to be considered new and different. Details...
Keywords:  botany, biology
Botany - Biology
of the curriculum retains the prescribed learning outcomes of the provincial curriculum, and is provided so the student can participate in the program. These adaptations can include alternate formats and instructional strategies, contraction or extension of time, and assessment procedures. Students receiving service which is an adaptation of the curriculum are assessed using the standards for the course/program and can receive credit toward a Dogwood certificate for their work.
involves an adjustment to the instructional content or performance expectations of students with disabilities from what is expected or taught to students in general education. Adaptations are usually included as part of a studentâ€(tm)s IEP. Adaptations can include decreasing the number of exercises the student is expected to complete, assignment of different reading materials, or use of a calculator instead of working out problems by hand.
Keywords:  microevolution, see
See Microevolution.
Furniture capturing the flavor of the original design or period, but differing in some details.
Furniture that captures the feel of an original design or period, but differs in some details.
A piece of furniture made in imitation of another piece, and which captures the flavor of the original but is not authentic in detail or construction. Contrast Replica.
a number of small impulse sprinklers on 'saddles' which are connected to a hose and dragged between sites in an orchard or garden
a translation from another medium to needlepoint
Unlike a transcription (or literal translation), an adaptation is aimed at bringing the target text in line with the spirit of the language, thus producing a text which is not obviously a translation.
The changes by which living things surmount the challenges of life.
Living things' God-given ability to degenerate from the original creation in order to continue to live in a fallen world. Does not involve evolution
inherited characteristic of an individual giving it an advantage over others of the same species
A process by which strategies to moderate, cope with, and take advantage of the consequences of climate events are enhanced, developed and implemented”.
The strategy of tailoring service offerings to accommodate conditions in each local market.
a feature produced by natural selection for its current function
a feature that is common in a population because it provides some improved function
Modifying a place to suit proposed compatible uses.
The response of the body to stress that involves systems of the body growing or modifying to perform more efficiently while under a future similar stress.
Where an item has been specially designed for use in a particular building or is essential to the use of the building and therefore a fixture.
Reproduction version in the style of original design or period, but not true to form.
Keywords:  helps, animal, way, body
a way an animal's body helps