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ecology the principle that similar species cannot coexist for long in the same ecological niche
Principal vs. PrincipleIs the head of a school called a principal or a principle? These two words are frustratingly similar, leaving even the most experienced English speakers to second-guess which word means what.
Word Origin for Gause's principle
named after G. F. Gause, 20th-century Soviet biologist
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