Darwinism

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɑː(ɹ)wɪnɪzəm/

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Darwin +‎ -ism

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Darwinism (uncountable)

  1. Various concepts of development or evolution popularised by Charles Darwin's publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859.
  2. The principles of natural selection set out in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859), more strictly defined by August Weismann and developed by other authors into a central part of the modern evolutionary synthesis.

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