HyperDic: devolution

English > 2 senses of the word devolution:
NOUNprocessdevolution, degenerationthe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
actdevolution, devolvementthe delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
devolution > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.vahluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > devolution: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality.
Synonymdegeneration
NarrowerattackThe onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
macular degenerationeye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision
obsolescenceThe process of becoming obsolete
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedevelopment, evolutionA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
Spanishdegeneración
Catalandegeneració
English > devolution: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government).
Synonymdevolvement
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Broaderdelegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputationauthorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
Spanishtransmisión de poderes
Catalantransmissió de poders
Verbsdevolvepass on or delegate to another

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