survival the fittest

survival of the fittest

noun
1.
(not in technical use) natural selection.
2.
a 19th-century concept of human society, inspired by the principle of natural selection, postulating that those who are eliminated in the struggle for existence are the unfit.

Origin:
1860–65

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survival of the fittest
 
n
a popular term for natural selection

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