Definition of

Evolution

  1. (noun, process) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    the evolution of Greek civilization
    the slow development of her skill as a writer
  2. (noun, process) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

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Antonyms of Evolution

devolution

Origin of the word Evolution

  1. 1640s, "an opening of what was rolled up," from L. evolutionem "unrolling of a book," noun of action from evolvere (see evolve). Used in various senses in medicine, mathematics, and general use, including "growth to maturity and development of an individual living thing" (1660s). Modern use in biology, of species, first attested 1832 by Scottish geologist Charles … more

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Words that sound like Evolution

ebullition, epilation, evaluation

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