Adaptation differs from flexibility, acclimatization, and learning.
What is a more general term than adaptation? For example, is there an umbrella term for adaptation and learning (and optionally other phenomena)?
Edit: Some examples of possible definitions of terms that I'm looking for:
- mechanisms that change/improve fitness over time [over lifetime (learning) or generations (adaptation)] by matching the environment
- how the phenotype changes [over lifetime (learning) or over generations (adaptation)] to match the environment
- properties of anything that is alive that change [for example in the gene pool (adaptation) or in the brain (learning)] to improve chances of survival