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English noun: devolution

1. devolution (process) the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality


Synonymsdegeneration


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Narrower (hyponym)attack, macular degeneration, obsolescence


Antonymsevolution, development

2. devolution (act) the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)


Synonymsdevolvement


Broader (hypernym)delegating, delegation, deputation, relegating, relegation


Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity









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