DEEn Dictionary De - En
DeEs De - Es
DePt De - Pt
 Vocabulary trainer

Spec. subjects Grammar Abbreviations Random search Preferences
Search in Sprachauswahl
Search for:
Mini search box
English Dictionary: devolution by the DICT Development Group
2 results for devolution
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
    Synonym(s): degeneration, devolution
    Antonym(s): development, evolution
  2. the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
    Synonym(s): devolution, devolvement
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Devolution \Dev`o*lu"tion\, n. [LL. devolutio: cf. F.
      1. The act of rolling down. [R.]
                     The devolution of earth down upon the valleys.
      2. Transference from one person to another; a passing or
            devolving upon a successor.
                     The devolution of the crown through a . . . channel
                     known and conformable to old constitutional
                     requisitions.                                    --De Quincey.
No guarantee of accuracy or completeness!
©TU Chemnitz, 2006-2024
Your feedback:
Ad partners