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evolutionist

[ ev-uh-loo-shuh-nist or, especially British, ee-vuh- ]
/ 藢蓻v 蓹藞lu 蕛蓹 n瑟st or, especially British, 藢i v蓹- /
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noun
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.
adjective Also ev路o路lu路tion路is路tic.
of or relating to evolution or evolutionists.
believing in or supporting a theory of evolution, especially in biology.
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Origin of evolutionist

First recorded in 1855鈥60; evolution + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for evolutionist

evolutionist
/ (藢i藧v蓹藞lu藧蕛蓹n瑟st) /

noun
a person who believes in a theory of evolution, esp Darwin's theory of the evolution of plant and animal species
adjective
of or relating to a theory of evolution

Derived forms of evolutionist

evolutionism, nounevolutionistic, adjective
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