dramatization

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

Origin:
1790–1800; dramatize + -ation

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dramatization or dramatisation (ˌdræmətaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the reconstruction of an event, novel, story, etc in a form suitable for dramatic presentation
2.  the art or act of dramatizing
 
dramatisation or dramatisation
 
n

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dramatization
1796, from dramatize + -ation.
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Example sentences
Museums and dramatization by humans depict dinosaurs as always being ferocious.
On its way to regression the dream takes on the form of dramatization.
It is even more important for students be able to differentiate between
  dramatization and historical accuracies.
The story subjects seem to be those which can only be worked out in a
  dramatization.
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