the capacity of the eye ball to acclimate to certain states of low illumination by way of an escalated sensitiveness to light. The majority of this procedure takes half and hour and consists of dilation of the pupils and changes to the retina.

DARK ADAPTATION: "Dark adaptation may appear to initiate within moments of entering a dark space, but it takes close to 30 minutes for such to actually occur."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DARK ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dark-adaptation/ (accessed May 13, 2021).