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dramatization

[dram-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, drah-muh-]
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noun
  1. the act of dramatizing.
  2. construction or representation in dramatic form.
  3. a dramatized version of a novel, historic incident, etc.
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Origin of dramatization

First recorded in 1790–1800; dramatize + -ation
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dramatization

dramatisation

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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