adaptation :

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a duhp tay shuhn

  • n  a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
    the play is an adaptation of a short novel
  • n  the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • n  (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

  • Nevertheless, adaptation has implicitly emerged on the American agenda, thanks to Hurricane Katrina.
  • In her experiments, Haselton finds evidence for love as an adaptation.
  • Now its comix adaptation has become a best-seller too, reaching the top ten non-fiction paperbacks list two weeks in a row.
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  • Paul Thomas Anderson in Contra Costa Times
    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."
  • Kate Harwood in TV Scoop (blog)
    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...
  • Stephenie Meyer in MarketWatch
    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."

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