HyperDic: theory_of_evolution

English > 1 sense of the expression theory of evolution:
NOUNcognitiontheory of evolution, theory of organic evolution, evolutionism(biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
English > theory of evolution: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals.
Synonymstheory of organic evolution, evolutionism
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
NarrowerDarwinismA theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection
LamarckismA theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics / characteristics are transmitted to offspring
punctuated equilibrium, theory of punctuated equilibriumA theory of evolution holding that evolutionary change in the fossil record came in fits and starts rather than in a steady process of slow change
Broaderscientific theoryA theory that explains scientific observations
Spanishevolucionismo, teoría de la evolución
Catalanevolucionisme, teoria de l'evolució

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