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Wallace

[ wol-is, waw-lis ]
/ ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Wallace

Wallace
/ (ˈwɒlɪs) /

noun

Alfred Russel. 1823–1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
Edgar. 1875–1932, English crime novelist
Sir Richard. 1818–90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
Sir William. ?1272–1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed
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Medical definitions for Wallace

Wallace
[ wŏlĭs ]
Alfred Russel 1823-1913

British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.
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Scientific definitions for Wallace

Wallace
[ wŏlĭs ]
Alfred Russel 1823-1913

British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.
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