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Definition of "canalized" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of canalize. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "canalized" in a sentence
  • "In his review of the various factors affecting the evolutionary process, anthropologist Melvin Konner concludes: "There are no intrinsic driving factors in evolution, but there are intrinsic constraints and canalized paths along which either evolution or development may more easily proceed" "The Evolution of Childhood," Harvard Press, 2010, p. 59, italics in original."
  • "Evolutionary theories of inclusive fitness and kin selection … explain the evolutionary origin and universality of nepotism. … (1) significant ethnic divisions tend to lead to ethnic interest conflicts in all societies and (2) the more a society is ethnically divided, the more political and other interest conflicts tend to become canalized along ethnic lines."
  • "A great deal of sexual energy can, of course, be canalized or "sublimated" into other things: art, music, intense religious faith, and so on."
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