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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adapted, alteredadjective

    changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

    "seeds precisely adapted to the area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages"

Wikipedia

  1. adapted

    In biology, adaptation has three related meanings. Firstly, it is the dynamic evolutionary process of natural selection that fits organisms to their environment, enhancing their evolutionary fitness. Secondly, it is a state reached by the population during that process. Thirdly, it is a phenotypic trait or adaptive trait, with a functional role in each individual organism, that is maintained and has evolved through natural selection. Historically, adaptation has been described from the time of the ancient Greek philosophers such as Empedocles and Aristotle. In 18th and 19th century natural theology, adaptation was taken as evidence for the existence of a deity. Charles Darwin proposed instead that it was explained by natural selection. Adaptation is related to biological fitness, which governs the rate of evolution as measured by change in allele frequencies. Often, two or more species co-adapt and co-evolve as they develop adaptations that interlock with those of the other species, such as with flowering plants and pollinating insects. In mimicry, species evolve to resemble other species; in Müllerian mimicry this is a mutually beneficial co-evolution as each of a group of strongly defended species (such as wasps able to sting) come to advertise their defenses in the same way. Features evolved for one purpose may be co-opted for a different one, as when the insulating feathers of dinosaurs were co-opted for bird flight. Adaptation is a major topic in the philosophy of biology, as it concerns function and purpose (teleology). Some biologists try to avoid terms which imply purpose in adaptation, not least because it suggests a deity's intentions, but others note that adaptation is necessarily purposeful.

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  1. adapted

    Adapted typically refers to something that has been modified or changed in order to suit a particular condition, environment, or situation. It can apply to a range of contexts such as biology (organisms adapted for survival in specific environments), literature (a book adapted into a movie), or technology (a device adapted for a different use). In general, it signifies alterations made for better suitability, functionality, or compatibility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adapted

    of Adapt

Editors Contribution

  1. adaptedverb

    Verb form of the word adapt.

    They adapted easily with love, understanding and change.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adapted in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adapted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of adapted in a Sentence

  1. Rochelle Walensky:

    My job right now is to take all the science and the information that we have and to deliver guidance and recommendations to the American people that is adapted to the science at hand, this pandemic has given us a lot of new and updated science over the last two years, and it is my job to convey that science through those recommendations and that is exactly what we're doing.

  2. Edward Tenner:

    There are a lot of people who, for various reasons, have n’t adapted, why should they be forced to migrate to the web if they do n’t want to ?

  3. Bruce Thomson:

    These organisms are adapted to live in fast-moving streams with sand and gravel bottoms, and now we’re covering most of that sand and gravel with light, fluffy sludge, it’ll plug up the pours and the organisms will be smothered. They need the sand and gravel to provide nutrients and oxygen.

  4. Eugenia Gold:

    But nothing shows us what pterosaurs looked like before they adapted to fly, all the evidence shows us the pterosaurs are cousins of dinosaurs and that both share a common ancestor.

  5. Kris Brown:

    Our laws haven’t really adapted to the reality of school shootings, and the closest we have are these child access prevention laws.

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