Darwinian

Use Darwinian to describe something that relates to the scientist Charles Darwin or his "survival of the fittest" theory of evolution.

A naturalist who studies evolution and natural selection — scientific theories that were first developed in the 1800's by Charles Darwin — might call herself a Darwinian. The work and writing of Darwin himself are also called Darwinian, particularly evolution. Likewise, anything that resembles the process of natural selection or "survival of the fittest" itself, like a competition in which only the strongest athletes make it to the finish line, is commonly described as Darwinian.

Definitions of Darwinian
  1. noun
    an advocate of Darwinism
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    type of:
    advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  2. adjective
    of or relating to Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution
    Darwinian theories”
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