natural selection

noun

Definition of natural selection

  1. :  a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment

1842

First Known Use of natural selection

1842


NATURAL SELECTION Defined for English Language Learners

natural selection

noun

Definition of natural selection for English Language Learners

  • : the process by which plants and animals that can adapt to changes in their environment are able to survive and reproduce while those that cannot adapt do not survive


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natural selection

noun

Medical Definition of natural selection

  1. :  a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment


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