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fitness

Fitness is the relative success in transmission of a variant among a population. Most commonly used in biology, fitness refers to reproductive success (or survival) of individuals of a given genotype or phenotype. Extending to cultural evolution, fitness may refer to the combination of factors that influence whether "memes", beliefs, ideas, practices, etc. will spread within a population.


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Evolution, Adaptation, Biology
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