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ADAPT

(language)
A subset of APT.

[Sammet 1969, p. 606].

adapt

To make suitable for a particular purpose or new requirements or conditions, by means of modifications or changes.
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"Adaptively Relevant Environments Versus the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness." Evolutionary Anthropology 6.6 (1998): 194-204.
Mothers, fathers, infants and alloparents in evolutionary perspective: Revising the conceptual relevance of the environment of evolutionary adaptedness. [Presentation at Symposium, Addressing the "Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness"].
FPP employ a sense of 'fitness' of an organism as a kind of overall adaptedness which fosters confusion in understanding natural selection.
A basic tenet of evolutionary psychology is that humans have evolved domain-specific abilities in response to recurring conditions in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness. While these abilities may not always be well suited for modern conditions (e.g., humans' penchant for sweet and fatty foods was adaptive for our nomadic ancestors living in resource-scarce environments, but is associated in modern times with a host of health problems for many people living in developed countries), they would have served to solve recurrent problems in the lives of our ancestors.
Those psychological mechanisms are adaptations to the way of life of hunter-gatherer of the Pleistocene and not necessarily to our modern circumstances and they were designed to solve the adaptative problems of our ancestors in this Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness (EEA).
Archetypal structures have evolved by conferring selective advantage to humans in our environment of evolutionary adaptedness. MacLennan states that the personal unconscious comprises complexes formed through the interaction of archetypes and our individual lives (each complex is the offspring of a god, assigned to an individual).
Biologists refer to these challenges as the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA).
Let him weigh well the adaptedness, condition and power of the various organizations for benefiting our people, and learn how the money and labor can be most efficiently applied.
But in First Contact we are also shown an alternative social order that relies on female leadership; in the terms of sociocultural evolutionism, according to which species and societies evolve by adapting (to) their environment, the Borg culture would seem the epitome of adaptedness. Yet what is shown to be wrong with the Borg culture concerns the terms on which they adapt.
Living with dysphagia: Some aspects of the experiental meaning of handicap, adaptedness and confirmation.
1838, Charles Darwin read Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population and first conceived the concept of natural selection for adaptedness (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1983).