What does darwinian mean?

Definitions for darwiniandɑrˈwɪn i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Darwinian(adj)

    an advocate of Darwinism

  2. Darwinian(adj)

    of or relating to Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution

    "Darwinian theories"


  1. Darwinian(Noun)

    An adherent of Darwin's theory of the origin of species.

  2. Darwinian(Adjective)

    Relating to the theory of evolution, as advanced by Charles Darwin.

  3. Darwinian(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Darwinian(adj)

    pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements

  2. Darwinian(noun)

    an advocate of Darwinism

  3. Origin: [From the name of Charles Darwin, an English scientist.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darwinian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darwinian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The modern theory of evolution does not require gradual change. It in fact, the operation of Darwinian processes should yield exactly what we see in the fossil record. It is gradualism that we must reject, not Darwinism.

  4. Pastor Blair:

    I am beside myself with frustration that our tax dollars go to promote a drag queen show and safe sex events with carnival games that are obscene and graphic, yet when it comes to something like debating Darwinian evolution or talking about the literal Creation account of Genesis – well that kind of speech must be censored.

  5. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “Speciation does not necessarily promote evolutionary change; rather, speciation 'gathers in' and guards evolutionary change by locking and stabilization for sufficient geological time within a Darwinian individual of the appropriate scale. If a change in a local population does not gain such protection, it becomes—to borrow Dawkins's metaphor at a macroevolutionary scale—a transient duststorm in the desert of time, a passing cloud without borders, integrity, or even the capacity to act as a unit of selection, in the panorama of life's phylogeny.”

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