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e·vo·lu·tion

evolution

 
 
pronunciation:
e v lu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of changing and adapting to an environment over time.
Due to evolution, desert plants do not need much water to survive in dry climates.
definition 2: the theory that describes how all life forms developed from simpler life forms by changes that took millions of years.
Support for evolution began with the work of Charles Darwin in the middle of the nineteenth century.
definition 3: changes that take place over time and often show an improvement.
We were amazed by the evolution in basketball shoes over the last twenty years.
similar words:
development
derivations: evolutional (adj.), evolutionally (adv.)
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