adap·​tion | \ ə-ˈdap-shən How to pronounce adaption (audio) , a- \

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Examples of adaption in a Sentence

the store's slow adaption to shoppers' changing tastes spelled its doom
Recent Examples on the Web Also from Dire Wolf, Root is a fantastic adaption of a very good but peculiar board game. Keith Law, Ars Technica, "Best new board game apps of 2020," 26 Dec. 2020 According to Variety, Lopez is set to star in, as well as executive-produce, the upcoming Netflix adaption of The Cipher, a thriller based on the same-name best seller from Isabella Maldonado. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez Will Star In and Executive-Produce a New Netflix Film, The Cipher," 18 Dec. 2020 But the tragedy of Wilson’s original work is only deepened with director George C. Wolfe’s new feature-length adaption of it. Mike Scott,, "Chadwick Boseman’s final performance is perhaps his finest in a career cut tragically short," 14 Dec. 2020 Selena is such a beloved figure, and one adaption of her story, starring Jennifer Lopez, already has the hearts of so many. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Selena Netflix Series: Here’s How Much the Cast Looks Like Their IRL Counterparts," 27 Oct. 2020 One element of the pretend virus is a cell line known as HEK293T that is an adaption made at Stanford University in the 1980s or an original cell line made from human fetal tissue in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Antibody treatment Trump promotes relied on testing with cells derived from fetal tissue," 9 Oct. 2020 The actress is slated to star in the crime thriller Finest Kind as well as an adaption of the science fiction film Dune. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Zendaya's Net Worth Will Seriously Shock You," 14 Sep. 2020 According to Deadline, Bazawule will be at the helm for the feature film musical adaption of the classic 1982 Alice Walker novel and Tony Award–winning play. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Black Is King Co-Director Blitz Bazawule Will Helm The Color Purple Musical Film," 25 Aug. 2020 Under the plan, the Forest Service, Cal Fire and other state agencies will coordinate with cities, counties, environmental organizations, industry and landowners on fire-adaption projects designed to make communities safer. Peter Fimrite,, "New $1 billion federal-state agreement aims to reduce California wildfire risks," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of adaption was in 1615

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12 Jan 2021

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“Adaption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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