c. 1600, "action of adapting," from French adaptation, from Late Latin adaptationem (nominative adaptatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adaptare (see adapt). Meaning "condition of being adapted" is from 1670s. Sense of "modification of a thing to suit new conditions" is from 1790. Biological sense first recorded 1859 in Darwin's writings.
1. This adaptation perfectly captures the spirit of Kurt Vonnegut's novel.
2. The book described the adaptation of desert species to the hot conditions.
3. The adaptation of the play for radio manuscript was easy.
4. This is an adaptation of a novel for the scenario.
5. We should carry out the policy of integrating unified planning with the principle of adaptation to local conditions.