the theory that the universe and living things were designed and created by the purposeful action of an intelligent agent. Abbreviation: ID
Compare scientific creationism.
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British Dictionary definitions for intelligent design
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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