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adaptation
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
changing to adjust to different circumstances; or something changed for that reason
in various senses, including:
  • film script based on a novel — as in "the screen adaptation of Rowling's novel"
  • changes in the species resulting from environmental conditions — as in"the adaptation of the finch to the Galapagos Islands"
  • changes in the eye to adjust to the amount of light — as in "adaptation to the darkness"
  • As Crake used to say, Think of an adaptation, any adaptation, and some animal somewhere will have thought of it first.
    p. 164.9
  • As Crake used to say, Think of an adaptation, any adaptation, and some animal somewhere will have thought of it first.
    p. 164.9

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