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intelligent design

Syllabification: in·tel·li·gent de·sign

Definition of intelligent design in English:

noun

The theory that life, or the universe, cannot have arisen by chance and was designed and created by some intelligent entity.
Example sentences
  • In the instruction of religion, we can talk about theories like intelligent design.
  • More and more scientists are buying into the theory of intelligent design.
  • Now, proponents of intelligent design want evolution to be challenged in our classrooms.

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