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Adoption vs. Adaptation

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Adoptionnoun

The act of adopting. en

Adaptationnoun

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

Adoptionnoun

The state of being adopted; the acceptance of a child of other parents as if he or she were one's own child.

‘A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.’;

Adaptationnoun

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

Adoptionnoun

Admission to an institution, for example a hospital, clinic, mental asylum.

‘the adoption of people into hospitals or monasteries’;

Adaptationnoun

The process of change that an organism undergoes to be better suited to its environment.

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Adoptionnoun

The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance

‘the adoption of opinions’; ‘the adoption of words from another language’;

Adaptationnoun

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

Adoptionnoun

(computing) Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.

‘Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week.’;

Adaptationnoun

(uncountable) The process of adapting an artistic work from a different medium.

Adoptionnoun

(theology) An act of divine grace by which the redeemed in Christ are admitted to the privileges of the sons of God.

Adaptationnoun

An artistic work that has been adapted from a different medium.

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Adoptionnoun

Ten consecutive wins against an opponent.

Adaptationnoun

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

Adoptionnoun

The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

Adaptationnoun

The result of adapting; an adapted form.

Adoptionnoun

Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

Adaptationnoun

a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form;

‘the play is an adaptation of a short novel’;

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Adoptionnoun

The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Adaptationnoun

the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

Adoptionnoun

the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;

‘its adoption by society’; ‘the proposal found wide acceptance’;

Adaptationnoun

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

Adoptionnoun

a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

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.

Adoptionnoun

the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source;

‘the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent’;

Adoption

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents. Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.

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