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noun adaptation pronunciation in American English /ˌædæpˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a movie, TV program, etc. that has been made from a book or play

    The television adaptation of the stage play was very successful.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of changing something so that it can be used for a different purpose

    They specialize in the adaptation of industrial buildings for housing.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] biology the ability that animals and plants have to change and make themselves especially suitable for living in a particular environment

    the remarkable adaptation of the camel to the desert


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