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A biological adaptation is an inheritable characteristic of an organism that increases its reproductive success.

Adaptation was also the title of a movie starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep that was released in 2002. See Adaptation (movie).

In dramatics and cinema, an adaptation is a film or a stageplay, whose theme, story, screenplay or structure is based on another work (which may be a play, novel, short story or even another film) suitably adapted for the medium.