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Meaning of NATURAL SELECTION

Pronunciation:  'nachurul si'lekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
 
 Synonyms: selection, survival, survival of the fittest
 
 See Also: action, activity, natural action, natural process

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The differential survival and reproduction of organisms with genetic characteristics that enable them to better use environmental resources.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The differential survival and reproduc- tion of organisms with genetic characteristics that enable them to better utilize environmental resources.
  2. the process whereby members of a species who have more surviving offspring than others pass their traits on to the next generation, whereas the less favored do not do so to the same degree.
 

 

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