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 for adaptation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adaptation \Ad`ap*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. adaptation, LL.
     adaptatio.]
     1. The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state
        of being adapted or fitted; fitness. "Adaptation of the
        means to the end." --Erskine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The result of adapting; an adapted form.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adaptation
      n 1: a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new
           form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel" [syn:
           adaptation, version]
      2: the process of adapting to something (such as environmental
         conditions) [syn: adaptation, adaption, adjustment]
      3: (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as
         the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  164 Moby Thesaurus words for "adaptation":
     Nachtmusik, about-face, absolute music, accommodation, accord,
     accordance, acquiescence, adaption, adjusting, adjustment,
     agreement, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, alignment,
     alteration, amelioration, apostasy, arrangement, assimilation,
     attunement, bearings, betterment, biological evolution, break,
     chamber music, chamber orchestra, change, change of heart,
     changeableness, coaptation, compliance, composition, conditioning,
     conformance, conformation other-direction, conformity, congruity,
     consistency, constructive change, continuity, conventionality,
     conversion, coordination, correspondence, defection, degeneration,
     degenerative change, descant, deterioration, deviation, difference,
     discontinuity, disorientation, divergence, diversification,
     diversion, diversity, electronic music, enablement, equipment,
     etude, exercise, fit, fitting, flexibility, flip-flop, furnishing,
     genesis, gradual change, harmonization, harmony, horotely,
     improvement, incidental music, instrumental music, instrumentation,
     integration, intonation, invention, keeping, line, malleability,
     melioration, mitigation, modification, modifying, modulation,
     natural selection, nocturne, obedience, observance, ontogenesis,
     ontogeny, opus, orchestration, orientation, orthodoxy, overthrow,
     phrasing, phylogenesis, phylogeny, physiogenesis, physiogeny,
     piece, pliancy, preparation, production, program music,
     qualification, radical change, re-creation, realignment,
     reconcilement, reconciliation, redesign, reform, reformation,
     regulation, remaking, renewal, reshaping, resolution,
     restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution,
     ricercar, score, setting, shift, solution, sonata, sonatina,
     squaring, strictness, string orchestra, string quartet, study,
     sudden change, suiting, suspension, switch, synchronization,
     tachytely, theme and variations, timing, tone painting,
     total change, traditionalism, transcription, transition, trio,
     tuning, turn, turnabout, uniformity, upheaval, variation, variety,
     violent change, work, worsening
  
  

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