meme pool

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meme pool (plural meme pools)

  1. (philosophy) The set of all memes present in a given human population, in an analogy to gene pool.
    • 1976, Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene:
      Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation.

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