the diversification of an ancestral group of organisms into a variety of related forms specialized to fit different environments or ways of life, each often further diversifying into more specialized types.
evolution of a number of divergent species from a common ancestor, each species becoming adapted to occupy a different environment. This type of evolution occurred in the Tertiary manuals and the Mesozoic reptiles
The evolutionary diversification of a species or single ancestral lineage into various forms that are each adaptively specialized to a specific environmental niche. Adaptive radiation generally proceeds most rapidly in environments where there are numerous unoccupied niches or where competition for resources is minimal. See Note at adaptation.
- Adaptive routing
adaptive routing dynamic routing
- Adaptive server enterprise
adaptive server enterprise relational database management system that started life in the mid-eighties [first release?] as “Sybase SQL Server”. For a number of years Microsoft was a Sybase distributor, reselling the Sybase product for OS/2 and (later) Windows NT under the name “Microsoft SQL Server”. Around 1994, Microsoft basically bought a copy of the source […]
- Adaptive simulated annealing
adaptive simulated annealing language (ASA) An algorithm for global optimisation of generic functions by Lester Ingber email@example.com . Latest version: 20.5, as of 2000-02-29. (http://alumni.caltech.edu/~ingber/). (http://ingber.com/). Mailing list: . (2000-02-29)
- Adaptive transform acoustic coding
adaptive transform acoustic coding algorithm (ATRAC) An audio compression algorithm, introduced by Sony for its Mini Disk, which relies on the masking of low-amplitude frequency components by temporaly adjacent high-amplitude components. ATRAC consists of a three-band subband encoder (0…5.5, 5.5…11, 11…22 kHz) and a MDCT based transformation encoder. [Does Sony Minidisk use ADPCM?] (2001-12-13)