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1. A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin.
2. Advocacy of or belief in biological evolution.
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a principle or theory of evolution. — evolutionist, n., adj.See also: Evolution
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|Noun||1.||evolutionism - (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals|
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
Darwinism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection
Lamarckism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics are transmitted to offspring
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