post-Dar·​win·​i·​an ˌpōst-där-ˈwi-nē-ən How to pronounce post-Darwinian (audio)
: following the introduction and widespread acceptance of the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin
post-Darwinian models of evolution
Even from a post-Darwinian perspective, the sea inspires wonder—and fear.Marina Warner

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of post-Darwinian was in 1865

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“Post-Darwinian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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