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The development or maintenance of distinct variants of a species by human intervention, such that each successive generation is produced by the deliberate breeding, or the preferential reproduction, of individuals which have particular desired characteristics; contrasted with natural selection.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.