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 (ĕv′ə-lo͞o′shə-nĭz′əm, ē′və-)
1. A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin.
2. Advocacy of or belief in biological evolution.

ev′o·lu′tion·ist n.
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(Biology) a person who believes in a theory of evolution, esp Darwin's theory of the evolution of plant and animal species
(Biology) of or relating to a theory of evolution
ˌevoˈlutionˌism n
ˌevolutionˈistic adj
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(ˌɛv əˈlu ʃə nɪst; esp. Brit. ˌi və-)

1. a person who believes in or supports the principles of evolution in biology.
2. a person who supports a policy of gradual growth or development rather than sudden change or expansion.
3. of or pertaining to evolution or evolutionists.
4. believing in or supporting the principles of evolution in biology.
Also, ev`o•lu`tion•is′tic.
ev`o•lu′tion•ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evolutionist - a person who believes in organic evolution
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
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nEvolutionist(in) m(f)
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1. adjevoluzionistico/a
2. nevoluzionista m/f
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If I could live to return to civilization, I should have meat for the clergy and the layman to chew upon for years--and for the evolutionists, too.
Nietzsche as an evolutionist I shall have occasion to define and discuss in the course of these notes (see Notes on Chapter LVI., par.10, and on Chapter LVII.).
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