noun Date: 1796 1. the action of dramatizing 2. a dramatized version (as of a novel)

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  • dramatization — dram a*ti*za tion, n. Act of dramatizing; a dramatic representation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dramatization — 1796, from DRAMATIZE (Cf. dramatize) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dramatization — [n] drama dramatics, entertain ment, melodrama; concepts 263,271,293 …   New thesaurus

  • dramatization — [dram΄ə ti zā′shən, drä′məzā′shən] n. 1. the act of dramatizing 2. a dramatized version, as of a novel …   English World dictionary

  • dramatization — noun a) The act of dramatizing. This is a dramatization of life 1000 years ago. b) A version that has been dramatized …   Wiktionary

  • dramatization — dramatize (also dramatise) ► VERB 1) present (a novel, event, etc.) as a play. 2) exaggerate the excitement or seriousness of. DERIVATIVES dramatization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dramatization — noun 1. conversion into dramatic form the play was a dramatization of a short story • Syn: ↑dramatisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑dramatize • Hypernyms: ↑writing, ↑authorship, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dramatization — /dram euh teuh zay sheuhn, drah meuh /, n. 1. the act of dramatizing. 2. construction or representation in dramatic form. 3. a dramatized version of a novel, historic incident, etc. [1790 1800; DRAMATIZE + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • dramatization — dra·ma·ti·za·tion or Brit dra·ma·ti·sa·tion .dram ət ə zā shən, .dräm n the transformation which in psychoanalytic theory the underlying dream thoughts undergo into dramatic and pictorial form before they can take part in the actual dream …   Medical dictionary

  • dramatization — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. drama, larger than life presentation, show, entertainment, melodrama, adaptation …   English dictionary for students

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