What does the word gradualist mean?

# The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages. # Biology. The view that speciation proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.
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# The belief in or the policy of advancing toward a goal by gradual, often slow stages. # Biology. The view that speciation proceeds by imperceptibly small, cumulative steps over long periods of time rather than by abrupt, major changes.
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