Definition of Darwin
1. Noun. English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882).
Generic synonyms: Natural Scientist, Naturalist
Derivative terms: Darwinian
2. Noun. Provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Definition of Darwin
1. Proper noun. Charles Darwin (1809–1882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection. ¹
2. Proper noun. Capital of the Northern Territory (Australia). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Darwin
1. Charles R., English biologist and evolutionist, 1809-1882. See: darwinian ear, Darwinian evolution, darwinian reflex, darwinian theory, darwinian tubercle. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Darwin
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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"Robert Waring darwin (1766-1848) was a man of st rougly marked character. ... He was a man darwin retained to the end of his life a vivid and affectionate ..."
2. A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century by John Theodore Merz (1903)
"Humboldt's I 1 and the of darwin opened the new, epoch of natural science: s££fe".°f the former was retrospective, the latter prospective. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"CHARLES ROBERT darwin was the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring darwin ... Mrs. Robert darwin died when her son Charles was only eight years old, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"darwin. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle round the World, ..."
5. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"In the introduction of 36 pp., the views of darwin and of the post- darwinian ... It is so well known that darwin admitted the hereditary effects of use and ..."