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1Something which has been adapted for a particular use or purpose; an adaptation.
2The action or process of adapting something for a particular use or purpose; adaptation.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts. From adapt + -ment.
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