Definition of adaptation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    adaptation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌædəpˈteɪʃn//
     
    , NAmE//ˌædæp‑//
     
    (adaption
    NAmE//əˈdæpʃn//
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a movie, play, or book that is based on a particular piece of work but that has been changed for a new situation a screen adaptation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth”
  2. 2 [uncountable] the process of changing something, for example your behavior, to suit a new situation the adaptation of desert species to high temperatures
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: adaptation