punctuationist

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punctuationist

(ˌpʌŋktʃʊˈeɪʃənɪst)
n
1. a person who punctuates a text
2. (Biology) biology an advocate of a theory which asserts that evolution occurs in short bursts of significant change followed by long periods of stability
adj
(Biology) biology relating to punctuationist theory
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According to punctuationalist theories of evolution, the central mechanisms of evolutionary change are exogenous shocks that appear random from the point of view of a species.