Darwinian

[ dahr-win-ee-uhn ]

adjective
  1. (sometimes lowercase) pertaining to Charles Darwin or his doctrines.

noun
  1. a follower of Charles Darwin; a person who accepts or advocates Darwinism.

Origin of Darwinian

1
First recorded in 1855–60; Darwin + -ian

Other words from Darwinian

  • an·ti-Dar·win·i·an, noun, adjective
  • non-Dar·win·i·an, adjective, noun
  • post-Dar·win·i·an, adjective
  • pre-Dar·win·i·an, adjective
  • pro-Dar·win·i·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Darwinian

Darwinian

/ (dɑːˈwɪnɪən) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to Charles Darwin or his theory of evolution by natural selection

noun
  1. a person who accepts, supports, or uses this theory

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