Definition of Darwinianism in English:

Darwinianism

noun

  • 1Imitation of the poetic style of Erasmus Darwin. rare. Now historical.

  • 2The Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection; = "Darwinism". Also: an analogous theory of development through competition in other spheres; = "Darwinism". In quot. 1883: a Darwinian idiom or phrase.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From Darwinian + -ism.

Pronunciation

Darwinianism

/dɑːˈwɪnɪənɪz(ə)m/