a form of natural selection that favors altruistic behavior toward close relatives resulting in an increase in the altruistic individual’s genetic contribution to the next generation.
(biology) natural selection resulting from altruistic behaviour by animals towards members of the same species, esp their offspring or other relatives
[kin-sel-uh] /kɪnˈsɛl ə/ noun 1. W(illiam) P(atrick) born 1935, U.S. novelist and short-story writer, born in Canada.
[kinz-fohk] /ˈkɪnzˌfoʊk/ plural noun 1. . /ˈkɪnzˌfəʊk/ plural noun 1. one’s family or relatives
[kin-shah-suh, kin-shah-suh] /kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ sə/ noun 1. a port in and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the NW part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. [kong-goh] /ˈkɒŋ goʊ/ noun 1. People’s Republic of the, a republic in central Africa, W of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly an overseas […]
[kin-ship] /ˈkɪn ʃɪp/ noun 1. the state or fact of being of ; family relationship. 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity. /ˈkɪnʃɪp/ noun 1. blood relationship 2. the state of having common characteristics or a common origin n. by 1764, from kin + -ship. A more pure word than relationship, which covers the same […]