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English Dictionary: evolutionäre Psychologie by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
evolution
n
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): development, evolution
    Antonym(s): degeneration, devolution
  2. (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    Synonym(s): evolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Evolution \Ev`o*lu"tion\, n. [L. evolutio an unrolling: cf. F.
      [82]volution evolution. See {Evolve}.]
      1. 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.
  
      2. A series of things unrolled or unfolded. [bd]The whole
            evolution of ages.[b8] --Dr. H. More.
  
      3. (Geom.) The formation of an involute by unwrapping a
            thread from a curve as an evolute. --Hutton.
  
      4. (Arith. & Alg.) The extraction of roots; -- the reverse of
            involution.
  
      5. (Mil. & Naval) 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.
  
                     Those evolutions are best which can be executed with
                     the greatest celerity, compatible with regularity.
                                                                              --Campbell.
  
      6. (Biol.)
            (a) 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.
            (b) That theory of generation which supposes the germ to
                  pre[89]xist in the parent, and its parts to be
                  developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative
                  act; -- opposed to epigenesis.
  
      7. (Metaph.) 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.
  
                     Evolution is to me series with development.
                                                                              --Gladstone.
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