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Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism

 
pronunciation:
so shl dar wih nih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a late-nineteenth-century social theory in which Darwinism is applied to the understanding of human society, as in the belief of the genetic superiority of some individuals or groups over others.
definition 2: a body of political and social beliefs that is based on this theory.
derivation: Social Darwinist (n.)