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Evolution isn't true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?
Stephen Baldwin

Meaning of "evolution" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EVOLUTION

From Latin ēvolūtiō an unrolling, from ēvolvere to evolve.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EVOLUTION

evolution  [ˌiːvəˈluːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EVOLUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Evolution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EVOLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

evolution

Evolution

Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins. All life on Earth is descended from a last universal ancestor that lived approximately 3.8 billion years ago. Repeated speciation and the divergence of life can be inferred from shared sets of biochemical and morphological traits, or by shared DNA sequences. These homologous traits and sequences are more similar among species that share a more recent common ancestor, and can be used to reconstruct evolutionary histories, using both existing species and the fossil record. Existing patterns of biodiversity have been shaped both by speciation and by extinction. Charles Darwin was the first to formulate a scientific argument for the theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

Definition of evolution in the English dictionary

The first definition of evolution in the dictionary is a gradual development, esp to a more complex form. Other definition of evolution is the act of throwing off, as heat, gas, vapour, etc. Evolution is also a pattern formed by a series of movements or something similar.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EVOLUTION


ablution
əˈbluːʃən
absolution
ˌæbsəˈluːʃən
Aleutian
əˈluːʃən
antipollution
ˌæntɪpəˈluːʃən
coevolution
kəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
convolution
ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən
counter-revolution
ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
devolution
ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən
dilution
daɪˈluːʃən
dissolution
ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən
high-resolution
haɪ ˌrezəˈluːʃən
involution
ˌɪnvəˈluːʃən
irresolution
ɪrˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
macroevolution
ˌmækrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
microevolution
ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
pollution
pəˈluːʃən
resolution
ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
revolution
ˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
solution
səˈluːʃən
volution
vəˈluːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EVOLUTION

evocatory
evoe
evohe
evoke
evoker
evolue
evolute
evolutional
evolutionarily
evolutionary
evolutionary algorithm
evolutionism
evolutionist
evolutionistic
evolutive
evolvable
evolve
evolvement
evolvent
evolver

WORDS THAT END LIKE EVOLUTION

accreditation
attribution
caution
constitution
contribution
diminution
distribution
execution
First Amendment of the Constitution
high resolution
institution
New Year resolution
persecution
Poisson distribution
prosecution
prostitution
reconstitution
redistribution
restitution
retribution
substitution

Synonyms and antonyms of evolution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EVOLUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «evolution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of evolution

Translation of «evolution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EVOLUTION

Find out the translation of evolution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of evolution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «evolution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

演变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

evolución
570 millions of speakers

English

evolution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विकास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نُشُوء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эволюция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

evolução
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিবর্তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

évolution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Evolusi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Evolution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発展
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Évolusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tiến hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரிணாம வளர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्क्रांती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

evrim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

evoluzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ewolucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

еволюція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

evoluție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξέλιξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

evolusie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

evolution
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utvikling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of evolution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EVOLUTION»

The term «evolution» is very widely used and occupies the 4.344 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EVOLUTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about evolution

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10 QUOTES WITH «EVOLUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word evolution.
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Peter Agre
I think there's nothing about evolution in the Bible; I think this is a statement of religious insecurity. But people have their beliefs.
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Ibrahim Babangida
There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
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Stephen Baldwin
Evolution isn't true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?
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Bela Bartok
In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.
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Michael Behe
The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues.
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David Belle
The evolution of Parkour sort of happens with time and age as you change, and the body has a certain memory of Parkour. There is a sort of thing that remains intrinsic, but then the choreography will adapt to whatever the necessity of each particular film needs.
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Paul Berg
Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant.
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Jello Biafra
If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
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Kumar Mangalam Birla
Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what's unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.
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Lewis Black
In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EVOLUTION»

Discover the use of evolution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to evolution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Alexander McQueen: Evolution
Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.
Katherine Gleason, 2012
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Evolution
The latest collection of graphic art by the best-selling artist of Secrets, Malefic, III Millennium and others. More beguiling fantasy painting plus the beginning of an elaboration on the front cover of Malefic.
Luis Royo, 2001
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Evolution: The History of an Idea
The comprehensive and authoritative source on the development and impact on one of the most controversial of scientific theories.
Peter J. Bowler, 2003
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Evolution: The First Four Billion Years
An introduction to evolutionary biology spans evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, covering discoveries, philosophy, and history.
Michael Ruse, Joseph Travis, 2009
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Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for ...
Congratulations to Elinor Ostrom, Co-Winner of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009!
Elinor Ostrom, 1990
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Evolution
Mark Ridley's Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution.
Mark Ridley, 2009
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Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior
In every part of this new edition, Shettleworth incorporates findings and theoretical approaches that have emerged since the first edition was published in 1998.
Sara J. Shettleworth, 2009
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Evolution: The History of an Idea
This edition of Evolution: The History of an Idea is augmented by the most recent contributions to the history and study of evolutionary theory.
Peter J. Bowler, 1989
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Evolution: Principles and Processes
If you want to know whether evolution is a science, how life began, what Charles Darwin really said about evolution, why a fungus is more closely related to humans than to a plant, how experiments in evolution can be carried out, why birds ...
Brian Hall, 2011
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Evolution and the Theory of Games
In this 1982 book, the theory of games, first developed to analyse economic behaviour, is modified so that it can be applied to evolving populations.
John Maynard Smith, 1982

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EVOLUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term evolution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Researchers suggest new twist in Darwin's theory of evolution - ABC …
The collision of continents may be a major driver of evolution as researchers take a new perspective on Darwin's theory of natural selection. «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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New dinosaur species: Wendiceratops' nose horn is a missing link in …
But the horns on the Wendiceratops and related species may have had an effect on evolution — perhaps not as a weapon for battles to the ... «FOX43.com, Jul 15»
3
ENCODE, Evolution, and the Percentage of the Genome That's …
Their reasoning followed from evolution-based considerations like the ... [T]he current picture of how and where evolution operates, and how ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»
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Evolution and same-sex marriage don't mix | Peterborough Examiner
Evolution, the boy learnt, explains how animals, plants and insects adapt to changing circumstances to survive and propagate their species. «Peterborough Examiner, Jul 15»
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Bitter experience forces Israeli evolution on abductions | The Times …
Bitter experience forces Israeli evolution on abductions. Battered by years of swaps, how far will Israel go for Avraham Mengistu, who walked ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
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Emma Stone's Beauty Evolution, from Bright Young Thing to Red …
If we were only allowed one vote for celebrity best friend, there's no question that Emma Stone would be a top contender. The actress and ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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150 years of evolution for Tualatin's Wade Rain
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wade Rain President Ed Newbegin stands with longtime employees, The same year the Civil War ended, ... «Pamplin Media Group, Jul 15»
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Buy General Mills (GIS) for the Dividend, Keep It for the Evolution
Buy General Mills for the Dividend, Keep It for the Evolution. By Richard Saintvilus Follow | 07/09/15 - 06:00 AM EDT. Reddit · Email · Print · Reprint. «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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The evolution of Hiplife music in Ghana | Music 2015-07-09
Special thanks go to the musical prodigy, Adomaa whose 'Evolution of GH Music' mashup has inspired me to write an article on ´The Evolution ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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The Evolution of Strategy: Chapter 18 – Survivor: Tocantins Feedback
This page is designed for all of your feedback from Chapter 18 of The Evolution of Strategy covering Survivor: Tocantins. Feel free to weigh in ... «RobHasAwebsite.com, Jul 15»

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