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Definition of the noun adaptation
What does adaptation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: adaptations
- a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
- example: the play is an adaptation of a short novel
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of adaptation: version
- more generic terms: piece of writing / writing / written material = the work of a writer
- more specific words:
- the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonyms of adaptation: adaption / adjustment
- more generic terms: biological process / organic process = a process occurring in living organisms
- more specific words:
- acclimatisation / acclimatization / acclimation = adaptation to a new climate
- dedifferentiation = the loss of specialization in form or function
- domestication = adaptation to intimate association with human beings
- differentiation / specialisation / specialization = the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
- (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
- domain: physiology
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- more generic words: adjustment / alteration / modification = the act of making something different
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun adaptation
- [uncountable] The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.
- [uncountable] Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modification of some thing or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment.
- [countable] Something which has been adapted; variation.
Specialised definition of the noun adaptation
Glossary of sports
the process by which a sense organ becomes less sensitive to a stimulus after repeated contact (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
biologically and socially active form of acting, where the internal system (person) is tuned to the external system (environment). The goal of the adaptation is the creation of a balance between internal needs and externally given possibilities. Certain types of sport (e.g. equestrian sports, archery, swimming, cross-country skiing) evolved as techniques of adapting to given environmental conditions. However, these sports have lost that function. The child's game, but also the sport game, are still viewed as a form of adaptation to culture, because they represent specific conflicts on a small scale to which solutions are found. Passive adaptation is usually accompanied by resignation and apathy and is therefore not a desirable behaviour pattern. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)
"Adaptation": Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous self-referential events added. The film stars Nicolas Cage as Charlie and Donald Kaufman, and Meryl Streep as Susan Orlean, Chris Cooper as John Laroche, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.
- also known as The Orchid Thief
- country: United States of America
- languages: English Language, Latin Language
- producers: Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon, Vincent Landay
- executive producers: Peter Saraf & Charlie Kaufman
- production design by K. K. Barrett
- art direction by Peter Andrus
- written by Donald Kaufman & Charlie Kaufman
- based on "The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession" by Susan Orlean
- Nicolas Cage as Donald Kaufman
- Nicolas Cage as Charlie Kaufman
- Meryl Streep as Susan Orlean
- Chris Cooper as John Laroche
- Cara Seymour as Amelia Kavan
- Brian Cox as Robert McKee
- Maggie Gyllenhaal as Caroline Cunningham
- Ron Livingston as Marty Bowen
- Jay Tavare as Matthew Osceola
- Doug Jones as Augustus Margary
- Tilda Swinton as Valerie Thomas
- Litefoot as Russell
- Jim Beaver as Ranger Tony
- Gary Farmer as Buster Baxley
- Roger Willie as Randy
- Roger Fanter as Laroche's Uncle Jim
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Ranger Steve Neely
- Peter Jason as Defense Attorney
- Gregory Itzin as Prosecutor
- Curtis Hanson as Orlean's Husband
- Agnes NaDene Baddoo as Orlean Dinner Guest #1
- Paul Fortune as Orlean Dinner Guest #2
- Paul Jasmin as Orlean Dinner Guest #3
- Lisa Love as Orlean Dinner Guest #4
- Wendy Mogel as Orlean Dinner Guest #5
- David O. Russell as Orlean Dinner Guest #6
- Judy Greer as Alice the Waitress
- Bob Stephenson as David
- Bob Yerkes as Charles Darwin
- Lynn Court as Laroche's Dad
- Sandra Lee Gimpel as Laroche's Mom
- Caron Colvett as Laroche's Wife
- Larry Krask as EMT
- John Etter as McKee Lecture Attendee
- Ray Berrios as Police Officer
- Nancy Lenehan as Kaufman's Mother
- Susan Orlean as Woman in Supermarket
- Lance Acord
- Brigitte Bogle
- Ryan Bosch as Partygoer
- Curt Clendenin as Restaurant Customer #1
- Tony Collucci as Restaurant Customer #2
- Lathan Crowe as Orchid Vendor
- John Cusack
- Spike Jonze
- Catherine Keener
- Jake Magnuson as Cafe Customer
- John Malkovich
- Rheagan Wallace as Kim Canetti
- casting by Kim Davis & Justine Baddeley
- cinematography by Lance Acord
- edited by Eric Zumbrunnen
- music by Carter Burwell
- costume design by Casey Storm
- set decoration by Gene Serdena
- location: Acton
- genres: Crime Fiction, Comedy, Drama
- subjects: The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession, Filmmaking
- dedicated by to Donald Kaufman
- rating: R (USA)
- released on (13 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- Academy Award for Best Actor (Role: Donald Kaufman, Role: Charlie Kaufman) nomination for Nicolas Cage
- Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Role: Susan Orlean) nomination for Meryl Streep
- Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Role: John Laroche) nomination for Chris Cooper
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (role: Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman) nomination for Nicolas Cage
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (role: John Laroche †) nomination for Chris Cooper
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (role: Susan Orlean) nomination for Meryl Streep
- Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture nomination for Spike Jonze
- Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy nomination for Edward Saxon, Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for Chris Cooper
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Meryl Streep
- Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay nomination for Charlie Kaufman
- Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture nomination for Donald Kaufman & Charlie Kaufman
- National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for Chris Cooper
- Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Role: John Laroche), received by Chris Cooper
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Role: John Laroche), received by Chris Cooper
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Role: Susan Orlean), received by Meryl Streep
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, received by Chris Cooper
- Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film, received by Spike Jonze
- Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, received by Nicolas Cage
- Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, received by Charlie Kaufman
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, received by Chris Cooper
- Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, received by Charlie Kaufman
- BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination for Nicolas Cage
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for Meryl Streep
- BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role nomination for Chris Cooper
- Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy nomination for Columbia Pictures
- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical nomination for Meryl Streep
- Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Role: Charlie and Donald Kaufman) nomination for Nicolas Cage
- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical nomination for Chris Cooper
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Role: John Laroche) nomination for Chris Cooper
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Role: Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman ) nomination for Nicolas Cage
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination for Tilda Swinton, Nicolas Cage, Cara Seymour, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox & Meryl Streep
- Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted nomination for Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture nomination for Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay, Edward Saxon
- Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, received by Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted, received by Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
- official website: www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/adaptation-superbit/index.html
- "Adaptation" is a play by Elaine May.
- "Adaptation" is a book by Charlie Kaufman.
- also known as "Adaptation: the shooting script"
- subjects: Florida, Drama, Performing arts, Cinema, Film, Video, Hollywood
- "Adaptation": A social philosophy allegory in the form of a teenage adventure novel.
- "Adaptation" is a book by Karl H. Pribram.
- also known as "Adaptation: selected readings"
- "Adaptation" a.k.a. "Adaptation." is a musical album of Carter Burwell, soundtrack.
- also known as Adaptation. Soundtrack
- released on (13 years ago)
- "Adaptation" is a musical EP of A.M. Architect.
- released on (5 years ago)
- "Adaptation" is a musical EP of Rediscover.
- released on (6 years ago)
- "Adaptation" is the 1980 album of Vasil Naydenov.
- released in (36 years ago)
- "Adaptation" is a song by The Weeknd.
- Adaptation: In biology, an adaptation, also called an adaptive trait, is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation. Adaptations contribute to the fitness and survival of individuals. Organisms face a succession of environmental challenges as they grow and develop and are equipped with an adaptive plasticity as the phenotype of traits develop in response to the imposed conditions. The developmental norm of reaction for any given trait is essential to the correction of adaptation as it affords a kind of biological insurance or resilience to varying environments.
- also known as Sự thích nghi, 適應
- Adaptation: The term “adaptation” in computer science refers to a process, in which an interactive system adapts its behaviour to individual users based on information acquired about its user and its environment.
- Adaptation: Metaschema relationship between a work and another work which is a transformation or adaptation of the first work into another form; this could include adaptation into another medium, translation into another language, or a reworking in the same medium.
Phrases with Adaptation
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adaptation
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by Helena Bartolo, Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo, Nuno Manuel Fernandes Alves, Artur Jorge Mateus, Henrique Amorim Almeida, Ana Cristina Soares Lemos, Flávio Craveiro, Carina Ramos, Igor Reis, Lina Durão, Telma Ferreira, José Pinto Duarte, Filipa Roseta, Eduardo Castro e Costa, Filipe Quaresma, João Paulouro Neves
The term adaptation means any adjustment, whether passive, reactive or anticipatory, that is proposed as a means for...
Adaptation refers to all those responses to climate change that may be used to reduce vulnerability.
8th European Conference, ECMFA 2012, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, July 2-5, 2012, Proceedings by Antonio Vallecillo, Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, Ekkart Kindler, Harald Störrle, Dimitris Kolovos
Model Adaptation is the process of retrieving the information from a model in the form expected. It consists in adapting...
Thus a model adaptation is a way to create a model type matching relation between two model types. A model adaptation ...
Based on a Symposium Conducted by the National Academy of Sciences–National Research Council, August, 1966 by Douglas H. K. Lee, David Minard
For some, adaptation refers to those properties (usually anatomic) which have been selected over long periods of evolution to permit survival. For others, adaptation refers to the rapid decay of an excitatory process, as in sensory adaptation.
by Jonathan CK Wells, Simon Strickland, Kevin Laland
An adaptation is a character favored by natural selection for its effectiveness in a particular role.
by Saleemul Huq
adaptation refers to the “adjustment in ecological, social, or economic systems in response...
Analytic Approaches to Human Understanding by Masashi Kasaki, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Minoru Asada, Mariko Osaka, Takashi Fujikado
Biological adaptation is an evolutionary process, and usually called ' phylogenesis.' Animals and plants, bacteria, even viruses, rely on DNA ( deoxyribonucleic acid) for reproduction. DNA is a code which consists of four bases: A (adenine), ...
7th International Conference, ICA3PP 2007, Hangzhou, China, June 11-14, 2007, Proceedings by Haj Jin
Software component adaptation is a difficult problem to be solved in component- based software development. In this paper, we focus on a framework of component adaptation in which several adaptations are involved. The framework is ...
Human Biodiversity (2001)
Genes, Race, and History by Jonathan M. Marks
Adaptation is a particularly troublesome concept in evolution, because it (1) means two things, (2) arises in several ways, and (3) is not easy to identify when present. Nevertheless, many facets of human biological variation are ...
The Philosophy of Biology (2013)
A Companion for Educators by Kostas Kampourakis
Prima facie, an adaptation is a trait evolved via natural selection because it plays a particular role in the organism's struggle for existence, and plays this role well. Consider the following adaptive hypothesis: the bioluminescent light organ of ...
6th International Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 1-5, 2008, Proceedings by Athman Bouguettaya, Ingolf Krüger, Tiziana Margaria
Software Adaptation is a hot topic in Software Engineering since it is the only way to compose non-intrusively black-box components or services with mismatching interfaces. However, adaptation is a complex issue especially when behavioral ...
Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko
adaptation KEY INSIGHTS The subject of marketing strategy and marketing mix element adaptation versus standardization has been the subject of much marketing research and debate. Since there are many potential factors influencing ...
by Isaac Pitman
FRENCH PHONOGRAPHY, an adaptation of Phonography to the French language ; by T. A. Reed. Price is. MANUALE DI FONOGRAFIA ITALIANA; an adaptation of Phonography to the Italian language ; by Giuseppe Francini. Price Is. 6d.
Adaptation/. Appropriation. JULIE SANDERS Descriptions of the novel as a form almost inevitably discuss the use of INTERTEXTUALITY, allusion, and quotation as some of its major narrative strategies. Canonical examples of the ...
by Jack Cazes
Adaptation. for. Measurement. by. HPLC. Marino B.Arnao Manuel Acosta Antonio Cano University ofMurcia, Murcia, Spain INTRODUCTION The determination of antioxidant activity (capacity or potential) of diverse biological samples is ...
by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC
A number of studies identified specific links, conceptually and operationally, between the Roy adaptation model and the research variables. In these studies, specific concepts were linked to various aspects of the model, including focal, ...
Encyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)
by Borko Furht
INGO KOFLER ,CHRISTIAN TIMMERER ,HERMANN HELLWAGNER Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria Synonyms ▷Finding parameters for multimedia content adaptation utilizing optimization techniques Definition Optimization- based ...
by Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha
Adaptation may be understood as a set of translative interventions which result in a text that is not generally accepted as a translation but is nevertheless recognized as representing a source text. As such, the term may embrace numerous ...
A-E by S. George Philander
questionnaire surveys to determine adaptation priorities and options, are useful tools. Other studies use participatory vulnerability assessment (PVA) tools to identify the adaptation strategies most appropriate for communities that will allow ...
by Henry Kellerman
ADAPTATION Generally considered important in the development of socially mature behavior. Freud's adaptive theory examines the relation of ego to the environment with a focus on reality testing and secondary process. See Freud; reality ...
by Jon E. Roeckelein
ADAPTATION, PRINCIPLES/LAWS OF 1 1 hours to adapt). It is estimated that the totally dark-adapted eye is about 1 million times as sensitive as the normally illuminated eye (Reber, 1995). Light ("pho- topic") adaptation is the process of ...
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- Adaptation Meaning
Video shows what adaptation means. The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment.. Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to ...
- An ethological definition of an adaptation
An adaptations is: a structural design feature which when possessed, confers a reproductive adavantage upon an individual in a specific environment.
- Adaptation Vocabulary
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- Understanding Intercultural Language Adaptation
Tali was born in Mexico City and she was raised knowing Spanish and Hebrew. At the age of fourteen she was immersed in American culture for the first time, ...
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- Advanced Language Skills Adaptation: Plato Recital Dialogues of Socrates
- "Same Language" by Tufts Dance Ensemble (Video Adaptation)
"Same Language" choreographed and performed by Tufts University Dance Program's spring 2014 Dance Repertory & Performance class with Renata ...
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Tzu Chi Sign Language Adaptation Video with "English" Captions
A very touching Tzu Chi sign language video with English captions. The music is beautiful and calming. The sign language performance is so graceful and ...
Quotes about Adaptation
In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found. (Alfred Russel Wallace)
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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3T1A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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