1. noun
An adherent of Darwins theory of the origin of species.
a) Relating to the theory of evolution, as advanced by Charles Darwin.
b) Competitive.

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • darwinian — DARWINIÁN, Ă, darwinieni, e, adj. (Rar) Darwinist. [pr.: ni an] – Din fr. darwinien. Trimis de ionel bufu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  DARWINIÁN adj. v. darwinist. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  darwinián …   Dicționar Român

  • Darwinian — Dar*win i*an, a. [From the name of Charles Darwin, an English scientist.] Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Darwinian — Dar*win i*an, n. An advocate of Darwinism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • darwinian — Relating to or ascribed to Darwin. * * * Dar·win·ian där win ē ən adj of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories esp. of evolution, or his followers Darwinian n Dar·win där wən Charles Robert (1809 1882) British naturalist. Darwin is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Darwinian — adjective Date: 1860 1. of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories especially of evolution, or his followers 2. of, relating to, or being a competitive environment or situation in which only the fittest persons or organizations prosper •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Darwinian — adj. Darwinian is used with these nouns: ↑evolution, ↑selection …   Collocations dictionary

  • Darwinian — Darwinism ► NOUN ▪ the theory of the evolution of species by natural selection, advanced by the English natural historian Charles Darwin (1809 82). DERIVATIVES Darwinian noun & adjective Darwinist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Darwinian — /dahr win ee euhn/, adj. 1. (sometimes l.c.) pertaining to Charles Darwin or his doctrines. n. 2. a follower of Charles Darwin; a person who accepts or advocates Darwinism. [1855 60; DARWIN + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Darwinian — Dar|win|i|an [ dar wıniən ] adjective relating to Darwinism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Darwinian — Darwinism …   Dictionary of sociology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.