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dramatization

[dram-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, drah-muh-] /ˌdræm ə təˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌdrɑ mə-/
noun
1.
the act of dramatizing.
2.
construction or representation in dramatic form.
3.
a dramatized version of a novel, historic incident, etc.
Origin of dramatization
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; dramatize + -ation
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dramatization

/dræmətaɪzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the reconstruction of an event, novel, story, etc in a form suitable for dramatic presentation
2.
the art or act of dramatizing
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Word Origin and History for dramatization
n.

1796, from dramatize + -ation.

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