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Darwinism (n.)

1864, "body of biological doctrine proposed by Charles Darwin," especially "the theory of species evolution by natural selection," from the name of English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882). His major works were "The Origin of Species" (1859) and "The Descent of Man" (1871), + -ism.

updated on June 29, 2018

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Definitions of Darwinism from WordNet

Darwinism (n.)
a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection;
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