Gradualism meaning

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The definition of gradualism is the slow and gradual changes that happen within an organism or society to make a better environmental fit for animals and humans.

An example of gradualism is the stripes of a tiger developing over time so they are better able to hide in tall grass.

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The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages.
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(biology) The view that evolution proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.
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The principle of seeking to achieve social or political changes or goals gradually.
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The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages.
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(biology) The view that evolution proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.
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(politics) The belief that change ought to be brought about in small, discrete increments rather than in abrupt strokes such as revolutions or uprisings.
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The theory that new species evolve from existing species through gradual, often imperceptible changes rather than through abrupt, major changes. The small changes are believed to result in perceptible changes over long periods of time.
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(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.
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