English noun: evolution
|1.||evolution (process) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)|
|Samples||The development of his ideas took many years.|
The evolution of Greek civilization.
The slow development of her skill as a writer.
|Broader (hypernym)||physical process, process|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assibilation, deepening, flowering, growth, unfolding|
|2.||evolution (process) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms|
|Synonyms||organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny|
|Broader (hypernym)||biological process, organic process|
|Narrower (hyponym)||anamorphism, anamorphosis, anthropogenesis, anthropogeny, emergent evolution, macroevolution, microevolution, speciation|
|Domain category||biological science, biology|
|Domain category members||Scopes trial|