Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theory that all humans are descended from a single pair of ancestors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The theory that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The theory or doctrine that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The descent of the whole human race from a single pair. Also called monogeny.

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Examples

  • Wasn't it about unilinealism or monogenism before?

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  • Can the strict monogenism of the human race as traditionally understood by Christians, be modified to the scientific consensus that the human species originated in a small population, not a single couple?

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  • The theory of monogenism-origin from a single source-held that all humans descended from a single pair of ancestors, Adam and Eve, and were therefore of the same species.

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