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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96) Punctuationists emphasize speciation over phyletic evolution, (97) and opposed the uniformitarianism (98) that assumes the natural processes operating in the past were the same as those that can be observed operating in the present.