Meaning of gradualism
Pronunciation: (graj'-u-liz"um) [key]
- the principle or policy of achieving some goal by gradual steps rather than by drastic change.
- a theory maintaining that two seemingly conflicting notions are not radically opposed, but are related by others partaking in varying degrees of the character of both.
- a tenet in evolutionary theory maintaining that species evolve slowly and continuously over long periods of geological time. Cf. punctuated equilibrium.