[ev-uh-loo-shuh-nist or, esp. British, ee-vuh-]
- a person who believes in or supports a theory of evolution, especially in biology.
- a person who supports a policy of gradual growth or development rather than sudden change or expansion.
Origin of evolutionist
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Examples from the Web for evolutionism
That is to say that neo-Lamarckism is no more able than any other form of evolutionism to solve the problem.Creative Evolution
Thanks to M. Quinton, evolutionism should rather be termed revolutionism.Philosophic Nights In Paris
Remy De Gourmont
As a matter of taste, Lyell did not relish the application of evolutionism to his own species.
Long ago, in the infantile days of evolutionism, I often wondered why people made collections on such an irrational plan.The Evolutionist at Large
And evolutionism is gradually though slowly filtering downward.
- a person who believes in a theory of evolution, esp Darwin's theory of the evolution of plant and animal species
- of or relating to a theory of evolution
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Word Origin and History for evolutionism
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