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theory of natural selection

select
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
theory
a tentative theory about the natural world
selection
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
naturalism
(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
naturalization
the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
nature
the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
tug-of-war
a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope
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
Prince-of-Wales plume
New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks
pride-of-India
tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits
theory-based
based in theory rather than experiment
out-of-bounds
outside the foul lines
out-of-school
not attenhding school and therefore free to work
word-of-mouth
expressed orally
naturalize
adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
jewels-of-opar
erect plant with tuberous roots and terminal panicles of red to yellow flowers
natural
a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
cream-of-tartar tree
Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
lily-of-the-valley tree
broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
nature
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
selectively
in a selective manner
nature
a particular type of thing
footsteps-of-spring
sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers
select
of superior grade
unheard-of
previously unknown
natural
(used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition
out-of-bounds(p)
barred to a designated group
left-of-center
believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
good-natured
having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
naturalness
the quality of innocent naivete
change-of-pace
a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
naturalization
the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
naturalization
the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
naturalism
an artistic movement in 19th century France
Port-of-Spain
the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad
theory
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
theory
a belief that can guide behavior
naturalize
adopt to another place
crown-of-the-field
European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed
out-of-the-way(a)
remote from populous or much-traveled regions
middle-of-the-road
not extreme, especially in political views
full-of-the-moon
the time when the moon is fully illuminated
man-of-war
a warship intended for combat
naturalization
changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
change-of-pace ball
a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
out-of-doors
where the air is unconfined
cost-of-living index
an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
matter-of-fact
concerned with practical matters
selective
characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
well-thought-of
receiving deferential regard
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