Ask Difference

Adaptation vs. Translation — What's the Difference?

Adaptation vs. Translation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Adaptation and Translation

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Adaptation

In biology, adaptation has three related meanings. Firstly, it is the dynamic evolutionary process that fits organisms to their environment, enhancing their evolutionary fitness.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. The English language draws a terminological distinction (which does not exist in every language) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or signed communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a language community.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The act or process of adapting.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The state of being adapted.
Jun 02, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT

Translation

The state of being translated.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to a new or special application or situation.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

A translated version of a text.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

A composition that has been recast into a new form
The play is an adaptation of a short novel.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(Physics) Motion of a body in which every point of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point of the body.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

Change or adjustment in structure or habits by which a species becomes better able to function in its environment, occurring through the course of evolution by means of natural selection.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(Biology) The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

A structure or habit that results from this process.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act of translating, in its various senses:
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(Physiology) The responsive adjustment of a sense organ, such as the eye, to varying conditions, such as light intensity.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The conversion of text from one language to another.
This old text needs translation into modern English before it is published.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

Change in behavior of a person or group in response to new or modified surroundings.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(translation studies) The discipline or study of translating written language (as opposed to interpretation, which concerns itself with spoken language).
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(uncountable) The process of adapting something or becoming adapted to a situation; adjustment, modification.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The conversion of something from one form or medium to another.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(countable) A change that is made or undergone to suit a condition or environment.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

A motion or compulsion to motion in a straight line without rotation or other deformation.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The process of change that an organism undergoes to be better suited to its environment.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(mathematics) A relation between two mathematical figures such as a straight line where the coordinates of each point in one figure is a constant added to the coordinates of a corresponding point in the other figure.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

An instance of an organism undergoing change, or the structure or behavior that is changed.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(genetics) The process whereby a strand of mRNA directs assembly of amino acids into proteins within a ribosome.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(uncountable) The process of adapting an artistic work from a different medium.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(physics) A transfer of motion occurring within a gearbox.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

An artistic work that has been adapted from a different medium.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The automatic retransmission of a telegraph message.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(sociology) The means by which social groups adapt to different social and physical environments.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The conveyance of something from one place to another, especially:
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(countable) The product or end result of an act of translating, in its various senses.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The result of adapting; an adapted form.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

A written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form;
The play is an adaptation of a short novel
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures.
Jun 02, 2022

Adaptation

(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; - opposed to rotation.
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

A written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

A uniform movement without rotation
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act of changing in form or shape or appearance;
A photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

(genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

Rewording something in less technical terminology
Jun 02, 2022

Translation

The act of uniform movement
Jun 02, 2022

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link
Previous Comparison
Satire vs. Spoof
Next Comparison
Explode vs. Blowup

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms