The process by which different kinds of living organism are believed to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth
the evolution of the Internet as an advertising medium
The influence of closely associated species on each other in their evolution
(In the philosophy of Henri Bergson) continuous change and development, conceived as an inherent property of the universe.
Evolution in which different characteristics and structures of an organism evolve at different rates.
Evolution following a similar course in related groups of organisms; parallelism.
The development of human societies, especially when considered progressive in nature.
A process of development or change analogous to or likened to biological evolution.
(In general) the proposition that all living organisms have undergone a process of alteration and diversification from simple primordial forms during the earth's history; (in particular) a scientific theory proposing a mechanism for this process, now especially that based on Darwin's theory of the natural selection of genetically inherited and adaptive variation.
Major evolutionary change, especially with regard to the evolution of whole taxonomic groups over long periods of time
Evolutionary change within a species or small group of organisms, especially over a short period
Pertaining to or resulting from speciation (especially in phr. speciational evolution).