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noun as in act of adapting

noun as in condition of something resulting from change

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So it’s not exactly an adaptation of a book you’ve seen at the library — instead, it’s an imagining of one of Japan’s most famous stories.

From Vox

My generation must help Gen Z learn to push on the levers of technical, political, cultural, and economic change, and to draw on existential tools or “deep adaptation” in times of crisis.

From Fortune

There’s a lack of public understanding and support for undertaking coastal adaptation actions, Ehrlers said.

When Beyoncé releases music, it’s an event — even when it’s a soundtrack to a live-action adaptation of an animated film.

From Ozy

He listed ways he was hoping the school districts experimented with outdoor spaces and other adaptations to be able to serve students in person.

A season of Game of Thrones tells its story over ten hours, and only a video game adaptation could match or exceed that.

In all fairness, too, Marshall has at the ready pretty rational reasons for almost every change he made in this adaptation.

This Jack Clayton adaptation of The Turn of the Screw is one of the rare pictures that does justice to Henry James.

Later, Tarantino would help finance the 1996 movie Curdled, a feature-length adaptation of the short.

I asked the Smith brothers to do an adaptation and they did an adaptation of The Death of Jim Loney, another book by Jim Welch.

Dramatic adaptation in expressing various characters, emotions, and motives is potentially very great.

Every new style of dress will admit of adaptation to individual cases, thus producing a pleasing, as well as fashionable effect.

Man was about to be subjected to an extraordinary strain, which he could only meet by an extraordinary adaptation.

An adaptation of the electrol device that had appeared on the most modern ships, Harkness knew how to handle it.

M. Gevaert regards the adaptation of the scheme to the other keys as the result of a gradual process of extension.


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On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adaptation, such as: reworking, transformation, variation, adjustment, adoption, and alteration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.