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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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References in classic literature ?
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.).
"Do you know," he said at last, "I've had that same criticism passed on me once before - by a very great man, a scientist and evolutionist, Joseph Le Conte.
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.
Ayes' Turning Points in Business Cycles, and the evolutionist revolt against classical economics.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Faheem Malik was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony of the event titled "Grand Debating Competition: Evolutionist Vs Creationist".
If you ask an evolutionist for the reason behind their thinking, the likely answer will be that it's because they believe the theory has been proven and most other people believe the same.
This is the best a secular evolutionist can hope for.
Evolutionist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has been announced as a key speaker at the three-day event, alongside Erica Wagner and Daniel M Dais.
In a field of psychiatry focused on disease spectrums and on developmental psychopathological approach, the evolutionist perspective is an inciting one, mostly in relation to the socio-cultural dimension.
New York, NY, April 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Author Avi Sirlin and Aurora Metro Press are pleased to announce that their historical biographical novel, "The Evolutionist" is receiving rave reviews.
Even though The Evolutionist: The Strange Tale of Alfred Russel Wallace is a historical novel, it's heavily grounded in the life story of 19th century biologist and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
The founder of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, was no evolutionist. He referred to the Biblical creation account as history (Matthew 19:4 , Mark 10:6) and so did His disciples.