adap·​tion | \ ə-ˈdap-shən , a-\

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Examples of adaption in a Sentence

the store's slow adaption to shoppers' changing tastes spelled its doom

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She was just cast as Maria in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaption of West Side Story alongside Ansel Elgort after submitting a video for an open casting call. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Who is Rachel Zegler? All About the High School Student Cast as Maria in the New “West Side Story”," 15 Jan. 2019 According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anya Taylor-Joy is slated to play the title role in a new film adaption of the 1815 story about a headstrong young woman and matchmaker in Georgian-Regency England. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A New Adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma Is in the Works," 26 Oct. 2018 The streaming service recently began work on adaptions of classic children's stories such as Pinocchio, The Willoughbys, and Green Eggs and Ham. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About the New Roald Dahl Series on Netflix," 28 Nov. 2018 Fans who were devastated that Downton Abbey ended received a shining beacon of hope over the summer, when news broke that a movie adaption of the hit series is happening. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Downton Abbey Movie Is Officially Filming, and the Cast Can't Stop Celebrating," 13 Sep. 2018 This will be Katherine's fourth time participating in a YA adaption. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Katherine Langford Is Starring in a New Netflix Show and It’s Nothing Like “13 Reasons Why”," 13 Sep. 2018 Disney is planning a live-action Star Wars show from Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, while Hulu has ordered an adaption of Catch-22 with George Clooney. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Apple has greenlit a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series," 23 Aug. 2018 The upcoming film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel boasts an all-star cast including Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern according to IMDb. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's Your First Look at Emma Watson in the Little Women Remake," 9 Oct. 2018 The second season of American Gods, the Starz adaption of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, has been plagued for months by production turmoil, including the recent sidelining of its replacement show runner. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The warring old and new gods are back in American Gods S2 teaser trailer," 6 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of adaption

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adaption

by contraction (perhaps conformed to adoption)

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