[,iːvə'luːʃ(ə)n;'ev-] or [,ivə'luʃən]
(noun.) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.
(n.) The act of unfolding or unrolling; hence, in the process of growth; development; as, the evolution of a flower from a bud, or an animal from the egg.
(n.) A series of things unrolled or unfolded.
(n.) The formation of an involute by unwrapping a thread from a curve as an evolute.
(n.) The extraction of roots; -- the reverse of involution.
(n.) A prescribed movement of a body of troops, or a vessel or fleet; any movement designed to effect a new arrangement or disposition; a maneuver.
(n.) A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development.
(n.) That theory of generation which supposes the germ to preexist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; -- opposed to epigenesis.
(n.) That series of changes under natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function. The pocess is by some limited to organic beings; by others it is applied to the inorganic and the psychical. It is also applied to explain the existence and growth of institutions, manners, language, civilization, and every product of human activity. The agencies and laws of the process are variously explained by different philosophrs.
n. Evolving, unfolding, expansion, evolvement.
n. the act of unrolling or unfolding: gradual working out or development: a series of things unfolded: the doctrine according to which higher forms of life have gradually arisen out of lower: (arith. alg.) the extraction of roots: (pl.) the orderly movements of a body of troops or of ships of war.—adjs. Evolū′tional Evolū′tionary of or pertaining to evolution.—ns. Evolū′tionism the theory of evolution; Evolū′tionist one skilled in evolutions or military movements: one who believes in evolution as a principle in science.—adj. Ev′olūtive.
A clever trick performed by one Darwin, who made a monkey of Adam.
- That of the evolution of motion pictures follows. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Now, things are wholly changed, and almost every naturalist admits the great principle of evolution. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- In the later nineteenth century, this type of idealism was amalgamated with the doctrine of biological evolution. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Aside from the development of the motion picture as a spectacle, there has gone on an evolution in its use for educational purposes of wide range, which must not be overlooked. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The individual develops, but his proper development consists in repeating in orderly stages the past evolution of animal life and human history. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- I formerly spoke to very many naturalists on the subject of evolution, and never once met with any sympathetic agreement. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- Who invented the game and the early processes of its evolution remain mysteries. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Among the complex and numerous problems that presented themselves in the evolution of the battery was the one concerning the internal conductivity of the positive unit. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Many Inventions and Modifications Resulting in a Wonderful Evolution. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Strange as it may appear, the evolution of an enlightened civilization and the deadly use of firearms have developed in parallel lines. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The evolution and development of the spoon into the graceful and beautiful forms in use on our tables is fascinating and instructive. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The Evolution of a Knife. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The therns, and he smiled maliciously as he spoke, are but the result of ages of evolution from the pure white ape of antiquity. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Even those who talk of the slow evolution of society are likely to think of it as a series of definite changes easily marked and well known to everybody. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- But the evolution of invention has not been uniform. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Only two or three evolutions had been gone through when he dismissed the battalion, and, turning to go to his own quarters, dropped dead. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- On the common he watched them go through a number of evolutions. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- His study of the problem brought him to the development of the modern substation, although the twists that later evolutions have given the idea have left it scarcely recognizable. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Now commenced a series of evolutions which even then seemed ludicrous in the extreme. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- Evolutions from a straight course were accomplished. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.