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

Definition of adaption

Examples of adaption in a Sentence

the store's slow adaption to shoppers' changing tastes spelled its doom
Recent Examples on the Web After largely stepping away from Hollywood for nearly a decade, Meg Ryan and her perfect blonde highlights will appear in another just-the-right-side-of-schmaltzy romance, What Happens Later, an adaption of a 2010 play by Steven Dietz. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 4 May 2022 Some viewers, Williams said, come in expecting a straightforward adaption of Lee’s original or a presentation redolent of the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck, and are surprised to be led in different directions. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 Fans who've read the Bridgerton book series may know that author Julia didn't write about Queen Charlotte but the character was added in the show adaption. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 16 Apr. 2022 This adaption, which is based on his book of the same name, follows a rich and powerful family's secret that began at a ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1825 and spans 25 years into the future. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 14 Apr. 2022 The adaption of the genre-bending, sci-fi novel tells of a young Black writer who finds herself time traveling through current-day Los Angeles and a nineteenth century plantation, unearthing her family’s secrets. Essence, 14 Jan. 2022 Their campaign targeting the U.S. in 2016 was full of adaption. Byshannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 11 Apr. 2022 The proposal seeks to shore up spending on climate adaption by allocating funding to wildfire prevention and moves to bring forward the U.S. commitment to climate financing in poorer countries by a year. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2022 After the play's first performance in 1957, the musical romantic drama reached a wider audience with the 1961 movie adaption. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Adaption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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