adaptation adaptation  /ˌæ dəp ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
  2. (n) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  3. (n) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)



  1. Nevertheless, adaptation has implicitly emerged on the American agenda, thanks to Hurricane Katrina.
  2. In her experiments, Haselton finds evidence for love as an adaptation.
  3. Now its comix adaptation has become a best-seller too, reaching the top ten non-fiction paperbacks list two weeks in a row.


  1. A New ‘Rite’ by Mark Morris, With the Bad Plus at Ojai North

    Mark Morris’s adaptation of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” had its debut at the Ojai North festival in California last week.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. PHOTO CALL: First Look at Irish Rep's Gibraltar , Two-Person Adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses"

    Gibraltar, Patrick Fitzgerald's two-character adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses," opened June 13 at the Irish Repertory Theatre following previews that began June 5.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Playbill

  3. Lysistrata Jones Will "Give It Up" on the Big Screen; Andy Fickman Will Direct Film Adaptation

    Andy Fickman ("She's the Man") will develop and direct a film adaptation of Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's Lysistrata Jones, the musical adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, in which a group of high school cheerleaders refuse to "give it up" until their basketball-player boyfriends score on the court.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Playbill

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  1. "The benefits of the adaptation was that it helped me do things that my natural instincts wouldn't lead me to do," said Anderson, who acknowledged that, if left to his own devices, he's more liable to "spin off the rails a bit more."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Paul Thomas Anderson Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. Kate Harwood said: "Arguably Thomas Hardy is the most neglected of our great literary authors, so I'm delighted to announce this new BBC adaptation of his renowned classic tale of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. Hardy's novel explores love, betrayal and...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Kate Harwood Source: TV Scoop (blog)

  3. Stephenie Meyer stated, "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on NEW MOON."
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Stephenie Meyer Source: MarketWatch

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