Dar·​win·​i·​an | \ där-ˈwi-nē-ən How to pronounce Darwinian (audio) \

Definition of Darwinian

1 : of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories especially of evolution, or his followers
2 : of, relating to, or being a competitive environment or situation in which only the fittest persons or organizations prosper

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a Darwinian approach to evolution The competition among manufacturers is very Darwinian. the Darwinian world of professional sports
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First Known Use of Darwinian

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Darwinian was in 1859

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“Darwinian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Darwinian. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Darwinian

: of or relating to Charles Darwin or to the ideas and theories of Charles Darwin
: of or relating to a situation in which only people, businesses, etc., with the strongest skills or abilities are successful


Dar·​win·​ian | \ där-ˈwin-ē-ən How to pronounce Darwinian (audio) \

Medical Definition of Darwinian

: of or relating to Charles Darwin, his theories especially of evolution, or his followers

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