(the) survival of the fittest

(the) survival of the fittest
the surˌvival of the ˈfittest idiom
the principle that only the people or things that are best adapted to their surroundings will continue to exist
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  • Survival of the fittest (disambiguation) — Survival of the Fittest is a metaphor related to the biological theory of evolution.Survival of the Fittest may also refer to: * Survival of the Fittest (song), a 1995 single by hip hop duo Mobb Deep * Survival of the Fittest (Headhunters album) …   Wikipedia

  • survival of the fittest — {n. phr.} The staying alive or in action of the best prepared; often: idea that those living things best able to adjust to life survive and those unable to adjust die out. * /Life in the old West was often a case of survival of the fittest./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • survival of the fittest — {n. phr.} The staying alive or in action of the best prepared; often: idea that those living things best able to adjust to life survive and those unable to adjust die out. * /Life in the old West was often a case of survival of the fittest./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • survival of the fittest — ► the idea that only the strongest can succeed: »Unfettered competition has led to survival of the fittest, with a few large companies reaping huge profits while small companies have been driven out of business. Main Entry: ↑survival …   Financial and business terms

  • Survival of the fittest — Survival Sur*viv al, n. [From {Survive}.] 1. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arh[ae]ol. & Ethnol.) Any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • survival of the fittest Biology — the continued existence of the organisms best adapted to their environment; natural selection. → survival …   English new terms dictionary

  • survival of the fittest — the idea that your survival depends on competing successfully within your environment with other creatures of your own type In business, it s the survival of the fittest …   English dictionary

  • survival of the fittest — ► survival of the fittest Biology the continued existence of the organisms best adapted to their environment; natural selection. Main Entry: ↑survival …   English terms dictionary

  • Survival of the Fittest (novel) — Survival of the Fittest is the thirteenth novel by Jonathan Kellerman and is told through the first person point of view of Kellerman s main character, Dr. Alex Delaware. LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis has asked Alex to help him with another… …   Wikipedia

  • survival of the fittest — survival of the fittest. См. выживание наиболее приспособленных. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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