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devolution

 
Noun devolution has 2 senses
  1. degeneration, devolution - the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
    --1 is a kind of process
    Antonyms: development, evolution
    --1 has particulars: attack; macular degeneration; obsolescence
  2. devolution, devolvement - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
    --2 is a kind of delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation
    Derived form: verb devolve1
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