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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


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)


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

Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity

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