Darwinian


Darwinian
1. noun
An adherent of Darwins theory of the origin of species.
a) Relating to the theory of evolution, as advanced by Charles Darwin.
b) Competitive.

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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 — 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 …   English terms 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 — Dar|win|i|an [ dar wıniən ] adjective relating to Darwinism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Darwinian — Darwinism …   Dictionary of sociology