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Adaptation
In , adaptation has three related meanings. Firstly, it is the dynamic evolutionary process that fits s to their environment, enhancing their . Secondly, it is a state reached by the population during that process. Thirdly, it is a or adaptive trait, with a functional role in each individual organism, that is maintained and has through . Historically, adaptation has been described from the time of the ancient Greek philosophers such as and . In 18th and 19th century , adaptation was taken as evidence for the existence of a deity. proposed instead that it was explained by natural selection. Adaptation is related to , which governs the rate of evolution as measured by change in . Often, two or more species co-adapt and as they develop adaptations that interlock with those of the other species, such as with and s. In , species evolve to resemble other species; in this is a mutually beneficial co-evolution as each of a group of strongly defended species (such as wasps able ...
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Evolution
Evolution is change in the heritable Heredity, also called inheritance or biological inheritance, is the passing on of Phenotypic trait, traits from parents to their offspring; either through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction, the offspring cell (biology), cells or orga ... characteristics Characteristic (from the Greek word for a property, attribute or wikt:trait, trait of an wikt:entity, entity) may refer to: In physics and engineering, any characteristic curve that shows the relationship between certain input and output parameters ... of biological populations over successive generation A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively." It can also be described as, "the average period, generally considered to be about 20–⁠30 years, during which children are born and grow u ...s. These characteristics are the expressions Expression may refer to: Linguistics * Expression (linguistics), a word, phras ...
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