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theory of natural selection

select
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
selection
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
theory
a tentative theory about the natural world
naturalism
(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
nature
the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
naturalization
the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
out-of-the-box thinking
thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions
theory-based
based in theory rather than experiment
out-of-bounds
outside the foul lines
jewels-of-opar
erect plant with tuberous roots and terminal panicles of red to yellow flowers
pride-of-India
tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits
selectively
in a selective manner
natural
a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
nature
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
select
of superior grade
selection
the person or thing chosen or selected
selection
a passage selected from a larger work
nature
the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
pellitory-of-the-wall
herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers
fair-maids-of-France
rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers
naturalize
make into a citizen
naturally
according to nature
crown-of-the-field
European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed
naturalization
the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
out-of-door
located, suited for, or taking place in the open air
matter-of-fact
concerned with practical matters
naturally
as might be expected
man-of-the-earth
long-rooted morning glory of western United States
naturalize
make more natural or lifelike
Portuguese man-of-war
large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
out-of-the-way
out of the ordinary
unthought-of
so unexpected as to have not been imagined
offing
the near or foreseeable future
natural
(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
man-of-war
large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
Prince-of-Wales fern
New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks
select
selected or chosen for special qualifications
point-of-sale
of or relating to or being the location where something is purchased
naturalize
explain with reference to nature
natural
of a key containing no sharps or flats
nature
a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
selective
tending to select
Prince-of-Wales feather
New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks
tug-of-war
a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope
Prince-of-Wales plume
New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks
cream-of-tartar tree
Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
natural
(used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition
left-of-center
believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
ill-natured
having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
mother-of-pearl
the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
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