Selection Pressure

Science / Marine Biology / Selection Pressure: A measure of the effectiveness of natural selection in altering the genetic composition of a population. See also natural selection.

Other Words for Pressure

Pressure Noun Synonyms: force, compression, weight, power, strength
Pressure Adjective Synonyms: compression, pressing, squeezing, compressing, tension, stress, crushing
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Other Words for Selection

Selection Noun Synonyms: extract, quotation, excerpt, abstract, passage, piece, quote
Selection Adjective Synonyms: assortment, variety, collection, range, batch, number, set, series, group
Selection Verb Synonyms: choice, pick, preference, option
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Natural Selection

Science / Biology / Natural Selection: The process of differential survival and reproduction of fitter genotypes; can be stabilizing, directional, or disruptive. Better adapted individuals are more likely to survive to reproductive age and MORE

Pressured Speech

Science / Psychiatry / Pressured Speech: Speech that is increased in amount, accelerated, and difficult or impossible to interrupt. Usually it is also loud and emphatic. Frequently the person talks without any social stimulation and may cont MORE

Pressure-Treated Wood

Business / Construction / Pressure-Treated Wood: Lumber that has been saturated with a preservative. MORE

Pressureless Ball

Entertainment / Tennis / Pressureless Ball: A special type of tennis ball that does not have a core of pressurized air as standard balls do but rather has a core made of solid rubber, or a core filled tightly with micro-particles. Quality press MORE

Sea Level Pressure

Science / Weather / Sea Level Pressure: The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level, usually determined from the observed station pressure. MORE

Selection

Science / Genetics / Selection: The process of determining the relative share allotted individuals of different genotypes in the propagation of a population: the selective effect of a gene can be defined by the probability that carr MORE

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