from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being adapted; suitableness; fitness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being adapted; suitableness; special fitness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being adapted; suitableness; fitness.
  • noun countable The result of being adapted.


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  • To him, adaptedness is fundamental and autism is the result of an emotional imbalance.

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  • How would an environment of evolutionary adaptedness explain those findings?

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  • Thus we can define natural selection as follows: Natural selection is differential reproduction due to differential fitness (or differential adaptedness) within a common selective environment (see next section).

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  • No trait is innate in itself, but “certain parts of the information which underly the adaptedness of the whole, and which can be ascertained by the deprivation experiment, are indeed innate” (Lorenz 1965, 40).

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • We can ¦ define the adaptedness [a synonym for expected fitness] of an organism O in an environment


  • EPs can't go back in time to determine what kind of ecological conditions human ancestors lived in at the time we were evolving these adaptations the so-called "environment of evolutionary adaptedness", so most EPs infer what kind of behavioral adaptations would have been most adaptive for our ancestors by examining the ecological conditions of extant human hunter-gatherers.

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  • Attempts to identify the selection forces driving up intelligence in the human environment of evolutionary adaptedness EEA often look to the ecological, behavioral, and life history correlates of encephalization, either in the paleontological record or comparative studies of living species.

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  • Further, he is interested only in the effect the groups have on organismic adaptedness and expected reproductive success.

    Units and Levels of Selection

  • Maximum yield/disease and pest resistance, adaptedness to mechanized cultivation and harvesting, and fruit size and appearance are frequently the kinds of traits selected for.

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  • Finding locally appropriate solutions is best accomplished through an appreciation of the adaptedness of indigenous gardens, and of the fact that gardeners manage these gardens according to the same principles on which Western, formalized science is based.

    1. Introduction


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