[ UK /ɐdˈæptɪv/ ]
[ US /əˈdæptɪv/ ]
  1. having a capacity for adaptation
    the adaptive coloring of a chameleon
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  • The remaining three evolutionary forces are nonadaptive in the sense that they are not a function of the fitness properties of individuals: mutation is the ultimate source of variation on which natural selection acts, recombination assorts variation within and among chromosomes, and genetic drift ensures that gene frequencies will deviate a bit from generation to generation independent of other forces. A Disclaimer for Behe?
  • It is not only our senses, but our very intuitive faculties that cease to provide us with the necessary adaptive knowledge.
  • You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. Charles De Gaulle 
  • The two users could be communicating with the adaptive array at the same time and on the same frequency channel, but their signals would not interfere with each other.
  • Participants were randomly assigned by an ‘adaptive biased coin’ technique, rather than simple equiprobable randomisation, to ensure balance of group numbers.
  • This paper presented a new adaptive variable step size LMS algorithm, which controls step size according to the correlation of the gradient change of filter coefficients.
  • Specifically, if females respond adaptively to changes in population density, they should produce large broods of small young at low density and small broods of large young at high density.
  • I agree that design can be inferred from adaptation and also agree with nullasalus that the intellect is a supreme adaptive tool. Adaptationism
  • It applies S-curve and adaptive control method in order to improve system performance and strengthen adaptability in kinds of complex circumstance.
  • Irrational or disturbed emotional reactions, however, are often maladaptive.
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