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adaptation
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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"
  • Thus, as bard, physician, judge, and priest, within the narrow limits allowed by the slave system, rose the Negro preacher, and under him the first church was not at first by any means Christian nor definitely organized; rather it was an adaptation and mingling of heathen rites among the members of each plantation, and roughly designated as Voodooism.
    Chapter 10 (40% in)

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