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Faulty or inadequate adaptation.
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the failure to adapt properly to a new situation or environment
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(ˌmæl æd əpˈteɪ ʃən)

incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation.
mal`a•dap′tive (-əˈdæp tɪv) adj.
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Insufficient early childhood attunement (Bowlby, 1980) and connection can lead to physiological developmental delays as well as social maladaptation later in life.
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Alston also scored the privatization of basic services and social protection as a form of maladaptation to climate change.
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"Low fat reserves suggest that maladaptation by the rhinos to their new environment is the likely underlying cause," said the two nations and conservation group African Parks, which oversaw moving the rhinos to Chad's Zakouma National Park.
Consequently, positive international externalities of optimal adaptation (and negative externalities of maladaptation) are overlooked in the literature.
These individuals appeared to be suffering from some sort of disorder or maladaptation of their own, which I have identified as Small People with Large Power Syndrome (SPLPS).
The disappeared are often human rights and political activists or journalists who have spoken out against the government's policies and actions against Sindhi people, including environmental degradation, the maladaptation of ancestral lands, displacement and the loss of livelihoods, and large-scale development projects without the consultation or consent of the local communities.
This is because, the practice, aimed at increasing numbers of the animals, could mix genetic lineages and make the animals prone to maladaptation in different environments.
These added controls represent assurance to the providers of funds and also help address maladaptation as investors and project managers can try to work out problems rather than immediately resorting to liquidation.