Definitions for "Gradualism"
a model of evolution that assumes slow, steady rates of change, as contrasted with punctuated equilibrium, an evolutionary model in which change occurs in relatively rapid bursts
Theory of evolution holding that species evolve over long periods. Contrast with punctuated equilibrium.
the view that the processes and products on the Earth are steady and never changing. A favourite phase is that 'the present is the key to the past'.