Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) An adaptation is a change to fit a different situation or the result of that change, especially when a story goes from book to TV or movie.

Examples: (noun) Over millions of years, there is constant adaptation of animals to fit the changing environment. (noun) He is disabled and requires special adaptations to his home to allow for wheelchair access. (noun) The new film adaptation of the classic book ‘The Jungle Book’ is very popular.

Synonyms: nouns: adjustment, transformation, modification.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 E