see also: Darwin

darwin (plural darwins)

  1. A unit of evolutionary change in evolutionary biology.
    • 2010, Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski, A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology (page 177)
      For instance, gradual change is relatively common in vertebrates (about .08 darwins), though some rapidly evolving vertebrates lineages show rates as high as 10 darwins, over short periods.
Related terms
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɑːwɪn/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdɑɹwɨn/
Proper noun
  1. Surname, especially referring to Charles Darwin (1809–1882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
  2. A municipality in Río Negro, Argentina.
  3. A capital city in Northern Territory, Australia.
  4. A ghost town in Tasmania, Australia.
  5. A settlement on the Lafonia.
  6. An unincorporated community/and/CDP in Inyo County, California.
  7. A ghost town in Fresno County, California.
  8. An unincorporated community in Darwin Township, Clark County.
  9. A tiny city in Meeker County, Minnesota.
  10. A small unincorporated community in Bedford Township, Meigs County.
  11. An unincorporated community in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.
  12. A ghost town in Webb County, Texas.
  13. An unincorporated community in Dickenson County, Virginia.
  14. A male given name, deriving from the Old English name Dēorwine and revived through the surname.
  • German: Darwin
  • Portuguese: Darwin
  • Russian: Да́рвин
  • German: Darwin
  • Portuguese: Darwin
  • Russian: Да́рвин

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