Definition of Evolutionism

1. Noun. (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals.

Definition of Evolutionism

1. n. The theory of, or belief in, evolution. See Evolution, 6 and 7.

Definition of Evolutionism

1. Noun. Any of several theories that explain the evolution of systems or organisms. ¹

2. Noun. The advocacy of Darwinian evolution by natural selection (Darwinism). ¹

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Definition of Evolutionism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evolutionism

evolutionarily conserved
evolutionarily conserved gene
evolutionarily conserved sequence
evolutionary biologist
evolutionary biologists
evolutionary biology
evolutionary computation
evolutionary developmental biology
evolutionary distance
evolutionary ethics
evolutionary fitness
evolutionary psychology
evolutionary theory
evolutionary trend
evolutionism (current term)

Literary usage of Evolutionism

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1. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1874)
"ARTICLE V.—evolutionism VERSUS THEISM. Pater Mundi; or Doctrine of Evolution. ... The author, deeming evolutionism and the evidences of theism incompatible, ..."

2. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"evolutionism OF HERBERT SPENCER serve as guides in reaching the goal: rational ... evolutionism OF HERBERT SPENCER Spencer's ideal of knowledge is that of a ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"While idealism conceives of the mind аз the immanent cause of this development, evolutionism deduces these changes from external factors, after the analogy ..."

4. The Principles of Pragmatism: A Philosophical Interpretation of Experience by Henry Heath Bawden (1910)
"evolutionism An examination from this point of view of the two opposed types of philosophy known as evolutionism and absolutism will dis- n> He- close the ..."

5. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1874)
"ARTICLE V.—evolutionism VERSUS THEISM. Mund!; or Doctrine of Evolution. ... The author, 'leeming evolutionism and the evidences of theism incompatible, ..."

6. Ethics and Natural Law: A Reconstructive Review of Moral Philosophy Applied by George Lansing Raymond (1920)
"... Accord with Pragmatism and Common Sense—evolutionism and ... Experience and Inheritance—As a priori Natural Impulses—What evolutionism Leaves Unsolved. ..."

7. Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson (1911)
"... change would become the very substance of things—to him all eyes were turned. The powerful attraction that Spencerian evolutionism has exercised on ..."

8. The New Rationalism: The Development of a Constructive Realism Upon the by Edward Gleason Spaulding (1918)
"As a result, sometimes, as in the anti-intellectualism just discussed, evolutionism emerges as the grand peroration of the pragmatist, but in a form no ..."

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