Adaptive vs Responsive

Responsive design is fluid; using CSS3 media queries to respond to any screen sizes, where text can wrap and images can shrink to adjust along with your browser whereas Adaptive design uses a series of static layouts based on breakpoints.
– Excerpt from an article by Ryan Boudreaux

I think the above definition is self-explanatory; however I will try describing both with examples and used cases without getting into it that who started what and when.

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