Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to a cline.
  • adjective Pertaining to beds or rest.
  • adjective chemistry Describing a torsion angle between 30° and 150°

Etymologies

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From cline.

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From Ancient Greek κλίνη ("bed").

Examples

  • Geneticists aren't saying there is no such thing as human variation across geographical distance; they're just saying that that variation is clinal.

    Races as folk taxonomies without biological basis.

  • Yet they don't have any strict genetic or pehnotypic border within, just clinal variation.

    Races as folk taxonomies without biological basis.

  • Populations differ in the patterning they have on the head, and while two subspecies have been distinguished on the basis of such differences, the variation actually appears to be clinal (McCarthy 1986).

    Sea kraits: radical intraspecific diversity, reproductive isolation, and site fidelity

  • Populations differ in the patterning they have on the head, and while two subspecies have been distinguished on the basis of such differences, the variation actually appears to be clinal (McCarthy 1986).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • At least some of the observed variation is real (and not just individual variation, or clinal) – but how much of it, and what does it mean for taxonomy and phylogeny?

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • To me they resemble the salukis of Arabia or most Iran, more than those of Central Asia, like mine, though all tazi- saluki variation seems clinal and influenced by climate and terrain, as in wild animals, rather than by faddish breeding.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • To me they resemble the salukis of Arabia or most Iran, more than those of Central Asia, like mine, though all tazi- saluki variation seems clinal and influenced by climate and terrain, as in wild animals, rather than by faddish breeding.

    Some Turkish Dogs

  • Excluding these three groups, Rosenberg found a strong correlation between geographic distance and genetic distance, as the clinal theory would predict, but also found that the three main kinds of barriers -- oceans, the Sahara, and the Himalayas -- "adds an equivalent amount of genetic distance as traveling approximately 3,100 km on the same side of the barrier."

    More revelations about the genetics of race

  • For population pairs from the same cluster, as geographic distance increases, genetic distance increases in a linear manner, consistent with a clinal population structure.

    More revelations about the genetics of race

  • Rosenberg's new paper essentially quantifies my refutation last March of the pure clinal theory in VDARE.com.

    More revelations about the genetics of race

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