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ˈdɑr wɪndar·win

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Darwin, Charles Darwin, Charles Robert Darwinnoun

    English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)

  2. Darwinnoun

    provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia


  1. Darwinnoun

    Charles Darwin (1809–1882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection.

  2. Darwinnoun

    Capital of the Northern Territory (Australia).

  3. Etymology: (sense 2): Named after Charles Darwin.


  1. darwin

    Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was a British naturalist and biologist known for his contributory work on the science of evolution. He proposed scientific theories of natural selection and survival of the fittest, asserting that all species of organisms develop through a process of natural variation and inherited traits. His most renowned work is ‘On the Origin of Species’ which fundamentally revolutionized the realm of biological science. The term "Darwin" can also be used to refer to his evolutionary theories or principles, often labeled as "Darwinian" theories or "Darwinism". In addition, Darwin is also the name of a city, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory.


  1. Darwin

    Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin is the most populated of the two cities in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, with a population of 129,062. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities. Darwin's proximity to South East Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, ending at Port Augusta in South Australia. The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs spread out over some area, beginning at Lee Point in the north and stretching to Berrimah in the east. Past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on to Darwin's satellite city, Palmerston, and its suburbs. The region, like the rest of the Top End, has a tropical climate, with a wet and a dry season. The city is noted for its consistently warm to hot climate, all throughout the year. Prone to cyclone activity during the wet season, Darwin experiences heavy monsoonal down pours and spectacular lightning shows. During the dry season, the city is met with blue skies and gentle sea breezes from the picturesque harbour.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Darwin is ranked #15434 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Darwin surname appeared 1,898 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Darwin.

    78.2% or 1,485 total occurrences were White.
    10.3% or 197 total occurrences were Black.
    5% or 96 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.9% or 56 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.2% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Darwin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3777

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Darwin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Darwin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Darwin in a Sentence

  1. Helena Cronin, 1992:

    Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....

  2. Fujifilm Holdings Corp:

    It is inconsistent with shareholder democracy to allow Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, minority shareholders with only 15 percent of Xerox's shares, to dictate the fate of Xerox.

  3. Xiao Qian:

    If we forget history, history might repeat Sydney CNN China, during the Second World War II, World War II history Japan invaded Australia, bombed Darwin, killed Australians and treated Australian POWs in a way that was humanly unacceptable.

  4. Ian Shepherd:

    Southeasterly trade winds extending from the subtropical ridge to the south will normally suppress thunderstorm activity over much of the Northern Territory during the late dry season( September) and at times early in the wet season( October and November), leaving Hector as a prominent but isolated feature on the Darwin skyline.

  5. Simon Maddocks:

    It's come up all around the house but my ability to turn on irrigation systems from my phone in Darwin and the fact that I had neighbors patrolling with fire units, I think we're lucky we got away with a house.

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