HyperDic: evolution

English > 2 senses of the word evolution:
NOUNprocessevolution, developmenta process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
processevolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
evolution > pronunciation
Soundseh.vahluw'shahn; eh.vowluw'shahn; iy.vahluw'shahn; iy.vowluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > evolution: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage).
Example "the evolution of Greek civilization"
Synonymdevelopment
NarrowerassibilationThe development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
deepeningA process of becoming deeper and more profound
growthA progression from simpler to more complex forms
unfolding, floweringA developmental process
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedegeneration, devolutionThe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
Spanishdesarrollo, evolución
Catalandesenvolupament, evolució
Verbsevolveundergo development or evolution / evolution
English > evolution: 2 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.
Synonymsorganic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis
Category ofScopes trialA highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Narroweranamorphosis, anamorphismThe evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
anthropogenesis, anthropogenyThe evolution or genesis of the human race
emergent evolutionThe appearance of entirely new properties at certain critical stages / stages in the course of evolution
macroevolutionevolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups
microevolutionevolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies
speciationThe evolution of a biological species
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishevolución biológica, evolución, filogenia
Catalanevolució biològica, evolució, filogènesi, filogènia
Adjectivesevolutionaryof or relating to or produced by evolution
Verbsevolveundergo development or evolution / evolution
evolvegain through experience

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