struggle for existence


struggle for existence

Definition of STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE

:  the automatic competition of members of a natural population for limited vital resources (as food, space, or light) that results in natural selection

First Known Use of STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE

1832

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