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Origin of punctuated equilibrium
Words nearby punctuated equilibrium
Example sentences from the Web for punctuated equilibrium
His Canon camera dangled by his side and the feeling of uncertainty over what he could now report punctuated everything he said.
The events have been punctuated by multiple awkward world leader meeting moments.
The modest eating area has more than a dozen tables, each punctuated by a small porcelain vase with a plastic flower poking out.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite|Brandon Presser|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He's screaming a word over and over again, punctuated with each breath: sa'aduna, sa'aduna, sa'aduna.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The typically somber atmosphere at the bi-annual church convocation was punctuated by hollers, applause and a shout of “brill!”Church of England Gets Female Bishops and a Conservative Backlash|Nico Hines|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Industrial society is therefore mobile, elastic, standing at any moment in a temporary and unstable equilibrium.
But the balanced forces once displaced would be seen constantly to come to an equilibrium at a new point.
It is a very simple plan, and will be perfectly tight; it is by restoring an equilibrium on both sides of the piston.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Michael, for sudden joy and excitement, was wellnigh thrown from his equilibrium.
Scientific definitions for punctuated equilibrium
Cultural definitions for punctuated equilibrium
The theory that new species evolve suddenly over brief periods of time, followed by longer periods during which there is no genetic change. Punctuated equilibrium is a revision of Darwin's theory of evolution. (Compare gradualism and catastrophism.)