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Meaning of "microevolution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MICROEVOLUTION

microevolution  [ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MICROEVOLUTION

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Microevolution 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 MICROEVOLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Microevolution

Microevolution is the change in allele frequencies that occur over time within a population. This change is due to four different processes: mutation, selection, gene flow, and genetic drift. Population genetics is the branch of biology that provides the mathematical structure for the study of the process of microevolution. Ecological genetics concerns itself with observing microevolution in the wild. Typically, observable instances of evolution are examples of microevolution; for example, bacterial strains that have antibiotic resistance. Microevolution over time may lead to speciation or the appearance of novel structure, sometimes classified as macroevolution. Contrary to claims by creationists however, macro and microevolution describe fundamentally identical processes on different time scales.

Definition of microevolution in the English dictionary

The definition of microevolution in the dictionary is evolutionary change over a short period, or evolutionary change on a small scale.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MICROEVOLUTION


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MICROEVOLUTION

microdrone
microearthquake
microeconomic
microeconomics
microelectrode
microelectronic
microelectronically
microelectronics
microelement
microenvironment
microfarad
microfauna
microfaunae
microfaunal
microfelsitic
microfiber
microfibre
microfibril
microfibrillar
microfiche

WORDS THAT END LIKE MICROEVOLUTION

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 microevolution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «microevolution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MICROEVOLUTION

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

Translator English - Chinese

微进化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

microevolución
570 millions of speakers

English

microevolution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

microevolution
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التطورات الصغيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

микроэволюция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

microevolução
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাইক্রোবিবর্তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

microévolution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Microevolution
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mikroevolution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小進化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소진화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Microevolution
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

microevolution
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

microevolution
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Microevolution
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mikroevrim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

microevoluzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mikroewolucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мікроеволюція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

microevoluției
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικροεξέλιξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mikro-evolusie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

microevolution
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mikroevolusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of microevolution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MICROEVOLUTION»

The term «microevolution» is regularly used and occupies the 106.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MICROEVOLUTION» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MICROEVOLUTION»

Discover the use of microevolution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to microevolution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Microevolution Rate, Pattern, Process
From guppies to Galapagos finches and from adaptive landscapes to haldanes, this compilation of contributed works provides reviews, perspectives, theoretical models, statistical developments, and empirical demonstrations exploring the tempo ...
Andrew P. Hendry, Michael T. Kinnison, 2012
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Migration and Colonization in Human Microevolution
Integrative approach linking the causes of migration to genetic consequences for human evolution.
Alan G. Fix, 1999
3
Tinkering: The Microevolution of Development
This book explores both theoretical and practical issues of tinkering. It features a wide range of perspectives to address several fundamental questions. How does tinkering occur developmentally, and how is it manifested phenotypically?
Novartis Foundation, 2007
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Dental Reduction as Evidence of Microevolution and Selection ...
This thesis is a synchronic and diachronic examination of dental size reduction using a skeletal sample from the Black Earth Site (11Sa-87a).
Jon L. Pressley, 2008
5
Microevolution
Macroevolution and microevolution are basically the same, one does not differ entirely from the other. The study of one helps in understanding the other. Therefore, Dobzhansky (1964 : 17) has clearly stated that "the words ' microevolution' and ...
Bhuban Mohan Das, 1981
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Plant Microevolution and Conservation in Human-influenced ...
Thus, the arena of current microevolution is ruled by extremely complex and endlessly changing interactions of natural and man-made selective forces. The evidence reviewed above has shed much light on microevolution in plants, in relation ...
David Briggs, 2009
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The Material Basis of Evolution
I believe that the Darwinian modern synthesis achieved this spurious unity by submerging the concept of levels and opting for an extrapolationist vision that reduces all macroevolution to microevolution extended. Goldschmidt's levels were too ...
Richard Goldschmidt, 1940
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Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
Microevolution. The process of sexual reproduction creates new genotypes each generation but does not in itself cause evolution. More precisely, it creates new combinations of genes but does not change gene frequencies. If, in the simplest ...
Edward O. Wilson, 2000
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Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of ...
Howholey(Dobzhansky-type)andrugged(Wright-type) fitnesslandscapesareconceptuallycon- nected. Microevolution can be thought of as a process of populations (as cloudsof points, not as means, as in adaptive landscapes) climbing on ...
Massimo Pigliucci, Jonathan Kaplan, 2010
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The Darwinian Delusion: The Scientific Myth of Evolutionism
If the terms “microevolution” and “macroevolution” are retained with their usual meanings, in the Cartesian Coordinate System microevolution will add cumulatively to macroevolution along either the positive y-axis (information gain) or the ...
Michael Ebifegha, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MICROEVOLUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term microevolution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Microevolution versus Macroevolution: Two Mistakes
Both stem from a failure to distinguish between microevolution and macroevolution. ... Macroevolution is very different from microevolution. «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»
2
Student Perspectives: Addressing Two Montanans' Concerns over …
The Galápagos finches are excellent illustrations of microevolution (organisms adapting to their environment), but not of macroevolution ... «Discovery Institute, Jun 15»
3
It's official: Louisiana public schools are using the Book of Genesis …
One year, State Senator Mike Walsworth asked a high school teacher who had been explaining microevolution among E. coli bacteria, “They ... «Salon, Jun 15»
4
How to Teach the Evolution Controversy
These small variations, considered products of microevolution, account for such things as the different varieties of finches Darwin found in the ... «Discovery Institute, Jun 15»
5
Eyeing Evolution
Brand doesn't find such evidence in standard biology textbooks: “There is abundant evidence supporting the reality of microevolution and ... «First Things, May 15»
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The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?
... mirroring people's greater resistance to macroevolution (which crosses putative "essence" boundaries) than to microevolution (which does ... «NPR, Apr 15»
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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 8 Review: "Severance"
Macro- and microevolution are terms that describe the change of organisms over a period of time; macro dealing with scales that can number in ... «TVOvermind, Apr 15»
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Pests are easier to combat in habitats rich in species
That's why rivalry among conspecifics accelerates microevolution. On the other hand, the situation looks very different when competing species ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
9
Community of Faith: Why is a Creation Conference important? Why …
Microevolution, or small changes and variations within species or kinds, does occur in the world as adaptation to an environment. Variations ... «The Missoulian, Mar 15»
10
Study: MRSA Strains Found to Uniquely Evolve in Households
For the current study, investigators evaluated the samples to understand transmission dynamics, genetic relatedness and microevolution of ... «SkinInc.com, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Microevolution [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/microevolution>. Aug 2019 ».
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