from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages.
- n. Biology The view that speciation proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.
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- n. In evolutionary biology, belief that evolution proceeds at a steady pace, without the sudden development of new species or biological features from one generation to the next.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gradual, progressive, or slow method of action.
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