Betekenis van:
survival of the fittest

survival of the fittest
Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • het blijven leven na iets of iemand
  • a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment




  1. This is an example of the survival of the fittest, as it is called.
  2. The fittest survive. What is meant by the fittest? Not the strongest; not the cleverest— Weakness and stupidity everywhere survive. There is no way of determining fitness except in that a thing does survive. "Fitness," then, is only another name for "survival." Darwinism: That survivors survive.