Adjective "adaptational" definition and examples

(Adaptational may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌadəpˈteɪʃən(ə)l//ˌadapˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l//ˌadəpˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or relating to adaptation.

    More definitions

    1. the act of adapting.

    2. the state of being adapted; adjustment.

    3. something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television.

    4. Biology. any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment. a form or structure modified to fit a changed environment. the ability of a species to survive in a particular ecological niche

    More examples(as adjective)

    "functions can be adaptational."

    "factors can be adaptational."

    "explanations can be adaptational."

    "considerations can be adaptational."

    Origin

    (adaptation)Mid 19th century. From adaptation + -al. Compare earlier adaptive, adaptative.