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Definition of adaptation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌædæp‑//
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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