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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: atavism (0.01098 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to atavism.
English → Indonesian (Kamus Landak) Definition: atavism atavisme
English → English (WordNet) Definition: atavism atavism n : a reappearance of an earlier characteristic [syn: reversion, throwback]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Atavism Atavism \At"a*vism\, n. [L. atavus an ancestor, fr. avus a grandfather.] 1. (a) The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form. (b) (Biol.) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two. [1913 Webster] Now and then there occur cases of what physiologists call atavism, or reversion to an ancestral type of character. --J. Fiske [1913 Webster] 2. recurrence of or reversion to a past style, outlook, approach, or manner. [PJC]

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