intelligent design


noun

the theory that the universe and living things were designed and created by the purposeful action of an intelligent agent. Abbreviation: ID

Nearby words

  1. intelligence quotient,
  2. intelligence test,
  3. intelligencer,
  4. intelligent,
  5. intelligent card,
  6. intelligent knowledge-based system,
  7. intelligent terminal,
  8. intelligential,
  9. intelligentsia,
  10. intelligibility


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British Dictionary definitions for intelligent design

intelligent design

noun

a theory that rejects the theory of natural selection, arguing that the complexities of the universe and of all life suggest an intelligent cause in the form of a supreme creator
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