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In Biology, adaptation is the process whereby a population becomes better suited to its habitat.
Adaptation may also refer to:
- Adaptation (film), a 2002 film by Spike Jonze
- Film adaptation, a story from another work, adapted into a film
- Literary adaptation, a story from a literary source, adapted into another work
- Theatrical adaptation, a story from another work, adapted into a play
Biology and Medicine
- Adaptation (eye), the eye's adjustment to light
- Neural adaptation, the responsiveness of a sensory system to a constant stimulus
Control and Information theory
- Adaptation (computer science) by which interactive systems adapt to individual users and environments
- Adaptive system, a set of interacting entities that enable the whole to improve its response
- Complex adaptive system: rich interactions between elements that result in feed back and adatpation.
- Behavioral adaptation, an adjustment to another type of behavior or situation
- Hedonic adaptation, the tendency to remain at a stable level of happiness despite changes in fortune
- Psychological adaptation, a mental aspect that results from evolutionary pressures
- Preconditioning (adaptation), a general concept in which an entity is exposed to a form of some stress or stimulus in order to prepare that entity to be more resilient against the stimulus when and if the stimulus is encountered in the future.
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