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/iˈvälv/,
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evolved, past tense; evolved, past participle; evolving, present participle; evolves, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Develop gradually, esp. from a simple to a more complex form
    • - the company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer
    • - the Gothic style evolved steadily and naturally from the Romanesque
    • - each school must evolve its own way of working
  2. (with reference to an organism or biological feature) Develop over successive generations, esp. as a result of natural selection
    • - the populations are cut off from each other and evolve independently
  3. Give off (gas or heat)


  1. work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
  2. undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
  3. develop: gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
  4. (evolution) development: 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"
  5. (evolution) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
  6. Evolve is the twelfth studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). The album won DiFranco and Brian Grunert a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 2004.
  7. Evolve is the debut album by the Florida-based nu metal/hard rock music group Endo. The album was released on March 20, 2001 via DV8/Columbia Records (a division of Sony Music).
  8. Evolve Wrestling (stylized as EVOLVE) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in the Northeast founded in 2010 by former Ring of Honor booker and current Dragon Gate USA vice president, Gabe Sapolsky, Full Impact Pro owner Sal Hamaoui, and independent wrestler Davey Richards. ...
  9. Evolve is a 2008 documentary television series on History. The series premiere, Eyes, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming.
  10. (Evolved (mutant)) The Evolved are a splinter group of humanity that are present in the game KKnD and its sequel.
  11. Evolution (also known as biological, genetic or organic evolution) is the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations. ...
  12. To move in regular procession through a system; To develop
  13. (evolution) gradual directional change especially one leading to a more advanced or complex form; growth; development; The change in the genetic composition of a population over successive generations; The extraction of a root from a quantity; One of a series of ordered movements; A turning ...
  14. (Evolved) A gradual change over millions of years in animal species.
  15. (Evolution) A process operating on populations that involves variation among individuals, traits being inheritable, and a level of fitness for individuals that is a function of the possessed traits. ...
  16. (Evolution) a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form; People
  17. (evolution) of the many meanings of this word, three are used here: (1) change over time; the fact that most of the organisms alive today are different from organisms that existed in the past; (2) universal common descent; the hypothesis that all organisms are modified descendants of a single ...
  18. (Evolution) The development of complex and desirable aromas and flavours (see 'bouquet' above) in ageworthy wine cellared under appropriate temperature conditions.
  19. (evolution) Genetic change in a line of descent. Outcome of microevolutionary events: gene mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow.
  20. (evolution) Species change over time, and might change into new species
  21. (Evolution) The process by which a species' structural and behavioural characteristics change over many generations, sometimes in response to changes in environmental conditions. "New" species develop in this way. For example, scientists think that whales gradually evolved from land animals. ...
  22. Evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population over many generations. Evolution occurs within populations not individuals. Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection suggests the probable mechanism by which evolution occurs.
  23. Evolution is the central theme of the text and addressed in multiple ways throughout.
  24. (Evolution) Change of the genes of a population over time, resulting in new species.
  25. (evolution) 1) The change in life over time by adaptation, variation, over-reproduction, and differential survival/reproduction, a process referred to by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace as natural selection. 2) Descent with modification.