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evolution

 
Noun evolution has 2 senses
  1. development, evolution - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
    --1 is a kind of process
    Antonyms: degeneration, devolution
    --1 has particulars: assibilation; deepening; growth; unfolding, flowering
    Derived form: verb evolve2
  2. evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    --2 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --2 has particulars:
     anamorphosis, anamorphism; anthropogenesis, anthropogeny; emergent evolution; macroevolution; microevolution; speciation
    Derived forms: verb evolve3, verb evolve2
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