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There are two interpretations of "survival of the fittest." The first and more widely accepted is the idea of being competent and able--as in being physically fit. The first interpretation fits well with the saying, "Only the strong survive."

The second and less accepted interpretation is survival of the most adaptive or flexible--survival belongs to those that can fit in a new environment.

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