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Russian word ‘приспособление’ can be or a thing, or a process. Learn what does it mean from this lesson and move your Russian a bit further.

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Description (описание): [сущ. ср.] приспособле́ние


1. (a process) adaptation, adjustment, accommodation
2. (a thing) device, attachment, implement, contrivance, appliance, gadget

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Derivative words (производные слова):

[глагол несов.] приспоса́бливать(ся) (to adapt),
[прил.] приспособи́тельный (adaptive)

Etymology (этимология):

при- + спо́соб (way, mode, method)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Приспособление организмов к изменяющимся условиям окружающей среды является важным фактором для их выживания.
    The adaptation of organisms to changing environmental conditions is an important factor for their survival.
  2. Это приспособление служит для защиты от радиации.
    This device is used for protection against radiation.
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