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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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With byte-level differential replication only the differences between the original and replicated file need to be transferred, dramatically reducing the traffic on the network.

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