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  • n. In evolutionary biology, one who believes in gradualism.


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  • #4: Darwin was certainly a gradualist, that is to say a proponent of natural selection


  • In fact, the view of world markets on the prospect of major, disruptive reform in Japan has shifted 180 degrees since Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sacked his "gradualist" FSA chief on Sept. 30 in favor of Takenaka.

    Flat On Its Back

  • Quizzed by fellow judges on the Judicial Services Commission and the Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice, Langa dismissed reports that he was a transformation "gradualist".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Thursday to compromise and agree to an end to political violence and a "gradualist" process of land redistribution in the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pressure had mounted on Zimbabwe at the meeting to pledge to end political violence and adopt a "gradualist" process of land redistribution in the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A 'gradualist' approach will be adopted, which does not sound very "radical".

  • Kuria's candidacy for the senate is the latest development in GALCK's "gradualist"

    The Guardian World News

  • Somewhat ironically, Mayr, who considered himself a "gradualist" all his life, seems to have also provided a mechanism for variability in rates of evolution along evolutionary lineages.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Ms. Cohen's piece, remains opposed to collapsing this repellent regime and supporting the kind of gradualist appoach that has failed, and failed, and failed again.

    One Free Korea

  • "gradualist" approach to governance reforms, including electoral, legal and institutional development to stimulate longer-term improvements in government accountability, the group said in a statement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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