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adaptation
used in Middlemarch

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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"
  • Considered, indeed, in relation to the latter, whose mied was matured, she was altogether a mistake, and calculated to shock his trust in final causes, including the adaptation of fine young women to purplefaced bachelors.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (76% in)

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