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adaptation
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
changing to adjust to different circumstances; or something changed for that reason
in various senses, including:
  • film script based on a novel — as in "the screen adaptation of Rowling's novel"
  • changes in the species resulting from environmental conditions — as in"the adaptation of the finch to the Galapagos Islands"
  • changes in the eye to adjust to the amount of light — as in "adaptation to the darkness"
  • Her nature appeared to possess depth, too, as well as variety; but—or else Hester's fears deceived her—it lacked reference and adaptation to the world into which she was born.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (17% in)

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