A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form. See Synonyms at development.
The process of developing.
Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, and resulting in the development of new species.
The historical development of a related group of organisms; phylogeny.
A movement that is part of a set of ordered movements.
Mathematics The extraction of a root of a quantity.
ETYMOLOGY: Latin volti, voltin-, from voltus, past participle of volvere, to unroll ; see evolve
OTHER FORMS: evo·lution·al or evo·lution·ary (-sh-nr) KEY(Adjective), evo·lution·ari·ly(Adverb)