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- adv. Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an altruistic manner; for the benefit of another; benevolently; unselfishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an altruistic manner
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In 1928, the United States cosponsored the Kellogg-Briand Treaty, in which more than sixty nations ambitiously and altruistically agreed to outlaw war.
In other words, while staying together for the kids is done altruistically for children, it might in the end up being more harmful than helpful.
Inclusive fitness theory makes the worker the center of attention, asking why the worker behaves altruistically and raises the offspring of the queen.
If the cost (c) of acting altruistically divided by the benefit (b) to the recipient of cooperation is less than the coefficient of relatedness (r) of the two individuals (the probability that both individuals possess the gene in question), then genes for cooperation could evolve.
Tangentially, the debate also revolved around whether readers should altruistically support independent bookstores by agreeing to pay higher prices, or act as any other savvy consumer would and hold out for the best bargains.
An academic who can altruistically guide the institution to help the housing market?
Someone explain to me how, if they were going to altruistically donate their $100 million investment in fusion, they were going to afford that Manhattan penthouse apartment, no matter how bohemian it was!?
Can we encourage sponsors to wave the bottom line to sponsor altruistically?
Well, except for one operation, which they perform altruistically only when necessary, and without a thought to a fee.
How does one get a bloodthirsty killer who, by definition, has absolutely no regard for a law against murder to, altruistically volunteer to obey a policy?