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Dar·win·ism

 (där′wĭ-nĭz′əm)
n.
A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms have developed from other species, primarily through natural selection. Also called Darwinian theory.

Dar′win·ist n.
Dar′win·is′tic adj.
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Darwinism

(ˈdɑːwɪˌnɪzəm) or

Darwinian theory

n
(Biology) the theory of the origin of animal and plant species by evolution through a process of natural selection. Compare Lamarckism See also Neo-Darwinism
ˈDarwinist, ˈDarwinite n, adj
ˌDarwinˈistic adj
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Dar•win•ism

(ˈdɑr wəˌnɪz əm)

n.
the Darwinian theory that species originate by descent with slight variation from parent forms through the natural selection of individuals best adapted for survival and reproduction.
[1855–60]
Dar′win•ist, n., adj.
Dar`win•is′tic, adj.
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Darwinism

the theory of evolution by natural selection of those species best adapted to survive the struggle for existence. — Darwinian, n., ad).
See also: Evolution
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Darwinism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selectionDarwinism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection
evolutionism, theory of evolution, theory of organic evolution - (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
neo-Darwinism - a modern Darwinian theory that explains new species in terms of genetic mutations
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Darwinism

[ˈdɑːwɪnɪzəm] Ndarwinismo m
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Darwinism

nDarwinismus m
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Professor Greaves' particular insight is to see cancer as a Darwinian process.
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have been 'evolved' by natural selection, by the gradual weeding out of types less fitted to survive." He flatly denied that such a Darwinian process could have produced human rationality: "[N]atural selection could operate only by eliminating responses that were biologically hurtful and multiplying those which tended to survival.