Evolution - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌiːvəˈluːʃn|  American pronunciation of the word evolution
Brit.  |ˌiːvəˈluːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word evolution


- a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)(syn: development)

the evolution of Greek civilization

- (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms (syn: phylogenesis, phylogeny)


an important step in the evolution of computers

Evolution is advance from the simple to the complex.

Psychology deals with the evolution of the faculties.

The surrounding country was level and suitable to the evolutions of cavalry.

Jets that cross time zones in a day play havoc with the natural rhythms acquired through evolution.

There is absolutely overwhelming proof for evolution.

What physical events might have facilitated the evolution of macroscopic animals?

...a mettlesome debate on the teaching of evolution in the schools...

...no dearth of probative evidence for the theory of evolution...

one of the key axioms of the theory of evolution

Huxley was an exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution.

Telepathy is theoretically the next stage in the evolution of language.

The shark is a masterpiece of evolution.

Darwin's theory of evolution

...the incremental evolution of the collection from a specialized gallery into a comprehensive art museum...

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