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(1) Evolutionary adaptation - a genetically based characteristic expressed by a living organism. Particular adaptations found in populations become frequent and dominant if they enhance an individual& [..]
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[L. adaptare, to fit] (1) The evolution of features that make a group of organisms better suited to live and reproduce in their environment. (2) A peculiarity of structure, physiology, or behavior tha [..]
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Term used to refer to the activities or processes that an animal goes to make changes necessary for it to survive in its current environment, whether temporarily or otherwise.
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1 [countable] a movie, play, or book that is based on a particular piece of work but that has been changed for a new situation a screen adaptation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth”2 [uncountable] th [..]
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c. 1600, "action of adapting," from French adaptation, from Late Latin adaptationem (nominative adaptatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adaptare "to adjust" (see ad [..]
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The process of adjusting to environmental stimuli such that the stimuli become less noticed.
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a modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence. An adaptation is passed from generation to generation. Read more in the NG Education Encyclopedia
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Change in a organism resulting from natural selection; a structure which is the result of such selection.
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Taking material from an older source and altering it or updating it in a new genre. For instance, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is a play adapted from an older Italian novella. Many of Shak [..]
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Something that has been made to fit. Editor's Note: The implication is that it is not exactly as specified. See also Workaround. [D02360]
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Behavioral or physical characteristic that helps a plant or animal to survive and reproduce in an environment
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In the evolutionary sense, some heritable feature of an individual's phenotype that improves its chances of survival and reproduction in the existing environment.
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how living things change what they do or what they are to survive in a particular environment. In this the organism is not a passive recipient of external circumstances; the relationship is interactive. See Evolution.
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a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; "the play is an adaptation of a short novel" the process of adapting to something (such as environmental condi [..]
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Adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
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One of the three pillars of empirical process control; feedback is used to make an adjustment to the work product being developed or the process by which it is being developed. See also empirical pr [..]
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the presentation of one art form through another medium; a film based upon, derived from (or adapted from) a stage play (or from another medium such as a short story, book, article, history, novel, vi [..]
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A process of change in a population that occurs under selective forces over time and through multiple generations, to produce genetic differences in future generations; the change in a population that increases fitness. © Nature Education
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Adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005 1
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Refers to the ability of a sociocultural system to change with the demands of a changing physical or social environment. The process by which cultural elements undergo change in form and/or function in response to change in other parts of the system.
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An anatomical structure, physiological process, or behavioral trait that evolved by natural selection and improves an organism's ability to survive and leave descendants. adaptive behavior
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1. modification of a sense organ to the force or even standard of stimulation, leading to a development where sensorial or perceptual encounters, such as the pupil of the eye ball adapting to dimmed o [..]
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adaptation (pop)
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A work that has been edited or rewritten, in part or in its entirety, for a new use, audience, or purpose. Also, a work converted to another literary form or artistic medium to serve a different or re [..]
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Things change. As humans, we must also change. Adaptation refers to an individual's ability to adjust to changes and new experiences, and to accept new information. The ability to adapt helps us [..]
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An alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, which is often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment.
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An adaptation is a response of an organism to changes in its environment (like the selective survival of plants with better water conservation during extensive dry times).
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(L: ad=towards/for; aptus=fit) modification of an organism wich fits it for its environment. Genetic of phenotypic response by individuals or populations to an environment, so as to enhance fitness.
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Any heritable characteristic of an organism that improves its ability to survive and reproduce in its environment. Also used to describe the process of genetic change within a population, as influence [..]
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A process in biological evolution as the result of natural selection where a species becomes better adjusted to the living conditions of its environment (temperature, food sources, and predators). In [..]
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1. In the context of evolution, a trait that increases the probability that an individual will leave offspring in subsequent generations. 2. In the context of sensory processing, the progressive loss of receptor sensitivity as stimulation is maintained. See Figure 8.7.
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A trait that functions to increase fitness
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This term is afflicted with a boatload of controversy, which we will ignore. Here’s the Wikipedia definition, offered in the context of evolution: “An adaptation in biology is a trait with a curre [..]
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Any heritable characteristic of an organism that improves its ability to survive and reproduce in its environment. Also used to describe the process of genetic change within a population, as influence [..]
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inheritable characteristic that increases an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in an environment
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The practice of changing to accommodate and preparing for the consequences of a particular outcome. In the context of climate change this could involve introducing more resilient crops or improving th [..]
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Change in an organism resulting from the action of natural selection on variation so that the organism is fitted more perfectly for existence in its environment.
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process by which organism becomes adjusted to altered environment.
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A characteristic, arising from natural selection, that that improves a population's chance of survival and reproduction.
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changes that take place to react to a situation or condition. (They may or may not be successful) 
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[noun] A change that allows an organism to function better in a particular environment. Appears in modules:
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Modifying a text to make it suitable for a different purpose, target readership, region or country. Regional adaptation is a part of localization
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In a biological context, an adaptation is a phenotypic trait that increases an individual's or group's fitness in a particular environment. The process of adaptation occurs via modific [..]
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Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. Various types of adaptation can b [..]
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The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. Comment: This definition addr [..]
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Changes in a system, including a species, in response to changes in its context or environment so as to make that system or species more fit to survive in the context or environment.
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Measures to protect regions, populations, ecosystems or economic sectors against current and future impacts of climate change and to strengthen their resilience. These include infrastructure projects, [..]
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(n) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form(n) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)(n) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense or [..]
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Any change in a person’s normal speech patterns which is an attempt to make the speech more similar to that of the surrounding community.
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an alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results in the organism becoming better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment.
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(English) Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to current natural hazards, and actual or expected climate change impacts.
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Adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment that exploits beneficial opportunities or moderates negative effects. Related terms: adapt
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The adjustment of an organism or population to a new or altered environment through genetic changes brought about by natural selection.
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The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. Adaptation can be autonomous or planned. Incremental adaptation Adaptation actions where the central aim is to maintain the ess [..]
Source: climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au

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Actions addressing the consequences of climate change through enhancing the resilience of natural and human systems, i.e. their capacity to cope with those consequences
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both Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and John Dewey (1859-1952) stress learning as an adaptive process whereby the learner makes adjustments in response to interaction with the environment, physical and socia [..]
Source: dictionaryofeducation.co.uk

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Any adjustment or modifications in the environment, instruction or materials used for learning that enhances the student's performance or allows at least partial participation in an activity.
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is a process of reconciliation and of coming to terms with a changed socio-cultural environment by making "adjustments" in one's cultural identity. It is also a stage of intercultural sensitivity, which may allow the person to function in a bicultural capacity. In this stage, a person is able to take the perspective of another cultur [..]
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Adaptation means modifying a place to suit the existing use or a proposed use. (Australia Burra Charter).
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refers to a response to a stimulus or a series of stimuli that induces functional and/or morphological changes in the organism. Naturally, the level or degree of adaptation is dependent upon the genetic endowment of an individual. However, the general trends or patterns of adaptation are identified by physiological research, and guidelines are clea [..]
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Changes in an organism's structure or habits that help it adjust to its surroundings.
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Changes in an organism's physiological structure or function or habits that allow it to survive in new surroundings.
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Changes in an organism's physiological structure or function or habits that allow it to survive in new surroundings.
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In biological terms, an alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment. In the climate change context, adaptation consists of initiatives and measures to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems against actual or expected clim [..]
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A text in one art form based upon, derived from (or adapted from) a text in another. For example, a film based on a stage play, novel, video game or comic strip, which basically preserves some of the [..]
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Changes in biological features that help an organism cope with its Environment. These changes include physiological (Adaptation, Physiological), phenotypic and genetic changes.
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The adjustment of the eye to variations in the intensity of Light. Light adaptation is the adjustment of the eye when the Light threshold is increased; Dark Adaptation when the Light is greatly reduce [..]
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The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its Environment.
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A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
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Adjustment of the eyes under conditions of low Light. The sensitivity of the eye to Light is increased during dark adaptation.
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Adaptation is the condition of organisms being well designed for life in their environments. Adaptation refers to all the structural, functional and behavioral characteristics that enhance the organis [..]
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Changes in biological features that help an organism cope with its ENVIRONMENT. These changes include physiological (ADAPTATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL), phenotypic and genetic changes.
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The adjustment of the eye to variations in the intensity of light. Light adaptation is the adjustment of the eye when the light threshold is increased; DARK ADAPTATION when the light is greatly reduce [..]
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A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
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Changing to fit, or respond to, the requirements of the environment.
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A reduction, usually during the prolonged presentation of a stimulus, in the behavior produced by that stimulus (e.g., tation to an experimental chamber). Cf. HABITUATION, POTENTIATION.
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The gradual change in behavior that often occurs after an individual moves to a new environment or when novel stimuli are introduced into a familiar environment. When the rate of the behavior has stab [..]
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As operation. exposing an organism to a stimulus. (2) As process. a change in the extent of the reaction of the organism to the stimulus.
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The task of modifying a text to make it suitable for a different language variant, region or country. In assessments, adaptation is an intentional deviation from the source version to conform to local usage or context, which needs to be carefully assessed in view of the primary goal of ensuring comparability across language versions.
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a change in an animal’s behavior or body that allows it to live better in its surroundings. Some adaptations in wolves include large feet with toes that spread which enable the animals to walk on [..]
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Changes in an organism's structure or habits that help it adjust to its surroundings
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A genetically determined characteristic that enhances an organism’s ability to cope with its environment.
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(A-dap-TA-shun): character that enhances the chances an organism will survive and reproduce.
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a modification that allows an organism to become better suited to its environment.  Modifications can be behavioral, structural, or cellular.
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The change in the response of a system over time; functional or structural changes that allow an organism to respond to changes in the environment.
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Related to the idea of an absorbent mind (Haines, 1993) is a special power of the young child that can be called the power of adaptation. This power is a process whereby the young child uses the environment to develop and, in so doing, becomes a part of that environment. The young child absorbs the culture of her time and place, taking in all the s [..]
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1. <cell biology> The adjustment of an organism to its environment or the process by which it enhances such fitness. 2. <ophthalmology> The normal ability of the eye to adjust itself to va [..]
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The adjustment of the eye to variations in the intensity of light. Light adaptation is the adjustment of the eye when the light threshold is increased; dark adaptation when the light is greatly reduce [..]
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Favourable changes experienced by an individual, either as regards himself or his relationship with his environment, which lead to adjustment - also a rearrangement in mental attitude. (12 Dec 1998)
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In the evolutionary sense, some heritable feature of an individual's phenotype that improves its chances of survival and reproduction in the existing environment.
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Changes in an organism's structure or behaviour that helps it adjust to its surroundings. An increase or decrease in behaviour or activity to ?fit in? to a new or changed environment
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Changing existing materials (e.g., management plans, contracts, training manuals, questionnaires, etc.) by deliberately altering some content or design component to make the resulting materials more s [..]
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A change on the part of an individual or population in respect of their environments resulting in better survival, growth or reproduction. This may occur by natural selection, as individuals with favo [..]
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The change in anatomical structure, physiological process or behavioural trait of a species that has evolved over time by the process of natural selection such that it increases the expected long-term reproductive success of the species.
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A process of genetic change in a population whereby, as a result of natural selection, the average state of a character becomes improved with reference to a specific function, or whereby a population is thought to have become better suited to some feature of its environment. Also, an adaptation: a feature that has become prevalent in a population b [..]
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any genetically controlled structural, physiological, or behavioral characteristic that enhances members of a population's chances of surviving and reproducing in its environment. It usually resu [..]
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1. Process by which populations undergo modification so as to function better than their immediate ancestors in a given environment. 2. Any developmental, behavioral, anatomical, or physiological char [..]
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characteristic of an organism that has been favored by natural selection. Alpha diversity:
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a characteristic of an organism that has been favoured by natural selection.
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The fitness of a structure, function or entire organism for life in a particular environment, the process , brought about by natural selection, of becoming so fitted.
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1) Actions taken to help communities and ecosystems cope with changing climate conditions  (UNFCCC). 2) Genetically determined characteristic that enhances the ability of an organism to cope with  its environment (CBD).
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The process by which an asset might be changed to a new use to ensure its survival. Such uses should be sympathetic to original use and pose no, or only minimum, threat to longevity by intensification [..]
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In cultural ecology, the result of cultures adjusting to environments, or in Darwinian evolution, the result of natural selection.
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The set of structures that serve to extract from the environment the things that the organism or society needs to survive (in animals: the digestive system; in society: the economy)
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Modification in the product being developed or in the process of product development. Variations in the actual value and true value trigger the need for control and modification of the product or proc [..]
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A translation or adaptation of another person's work or a new work that has been derived by modifying another person's work. An adaptation may be copyrighted only if it meets the required level of originality. The copyright of the adaptation does not restrict the rights of the original work.
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(uncountable) The quality of being adapted; adaption; adjustment. (uncountable) Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modific [..]
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The action of accepting that natural hazards or natural phenomena are going to happen and adapting one's life and home to cope with those changes rather than prevent them.
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actions of individuals or systems to avoid, withstand or take advantage of current and projected climate variability, changes and impacts. 
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The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In natural systems, human intervention [..]
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Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. (Source: UNFCCC) Simple Definitio [..]
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(a) tailoring a product or other aspects of the marketing mix to suit the different needs and demands of other markets, usually international; (b) changing production methods or product specifications [..]
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