Definitions for gradualismˈgrædʒ u əˌlɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grad•u•al•ismˈgrædʒ u əˌlɪz əm(n.)

  1. the principle or policy of achieving some goal by gradual steps rather than by drastic change.

  2. a tenet of geology or evolutionary theory maintaining that change takes place gradually and continuously over long periods of geological time.

    Category: Biology, Evolution

Origin of gradualism:

1825–35

grad`u•al•is′tic(adj.)

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  1. gradualism(Noun)

    In evolutionary biology, belief that evolution proceeds at a steady pace, without the sudden development of new species or biological features from one generation to the next.

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  1. Gradualism

    Gradualism, from Latin gradus, is the belief in or the policy of change by gradual, often slow stages.

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