- Darwinism ► NOUN ▪ the theory of the evolution of species by natural selection, advanced by the English natural historian Charles Darwin (1809 82).DERIVATIVES Darwinian noun & adjective Darwinist noun & adjective.
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darwinian — DARWINIÁN, Ă, darwinieni, e, adj. (Rar) Darwinist. [pr.: ni an] – Din fr. darwinien. Trimis de ionel bufu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 DARWINIÁN adj. v. darwinist. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime darwinián … Dicționar Român
Darwinian — Dar*win i*an, a. [From the name of Charles Darwin, an English scientist.] Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements. [1913 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Darwinian — Dar*win i*an, n. An advocate of Darwinism. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
darwinian — Relating to or ascribed to Darwin. * * * Dar·win·ian där win ē ən adj of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories esp. of evolution, or his followers Darwinian n Dar·win där wən Charles Robert (1809 1882) British naturalist. Darwin is… … Medical dictionary
Darwinian — adjective Date: 1860 1. of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories especially of evolution, or his followers 2. of, relating to, or being a competitive environment or situation in which only the fittest persons or organizations prosper •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Darwinian — adj. Darwinian is used with these nouns: ↑evolution, ↑selection … Collocations dictionary
Darwinian — /dahr win ee euhn/, adj. 1. (sometimes l.c.) pertaining to Charles Darwin or his doctrines. n. 2. a follower of Charles Darwin; a person who accepts or advocates Darwinism. [1855 60; DARWIN + IAN] * * * … Universalium
Darwinian — 1. noun An adherent of Darwins theory of the origin of species. 2. adjective a) Relating to the theory of evolution, as advanced by Charles Darwin. b) Competitive … Wiktionary
Darwinian — Dar|win|i|an [ dar wıniən ] adjective relating to Darwinism … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Darwinian — Darwinism … Dictionary of sociology