evolution evolution  /ˌɛ və ˈlu ʃən/


  1. (n) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  2. (n) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

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  1. PTI's Michael Lemonick assesses the theory of evolution after Intelligent Design is defeated in Pennsylvania.
  2. Major evolutionary changes in most species of life take place at a barely perceptible rate, often requiring hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
  3. The former Arkansas governor could bring out conservatives to sway the fight over teaching evolution in the schools.


  1. Evolution conference being held in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Society for the Study of Evolution is holding an international conference on evolution at Snowbird resort. read more
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  2. Scientists gather for evolution conference in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Society for the Study of Evolution is holding an international conference on evolution at Snowbird resort in the mountains east of Salt Lake City.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Neolane Evolution 2013 Inspired Extraordinary Experiences for Marketers

    Conversational marketing technology provider Neolane, Inc. held its annual global user conference Neolane Evolution for marketing leaders of global brands. More than 600 attendees gathered in Paris last week for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that featured remarkable speakers and content, as well as unforgettable entertainment and social activities.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "For the first time in history, we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at a news conference today.
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: msnbc.com

  2. "We are entering a new phase in Sears' evolution as a multi-channel retailer," Lampert noted, citing a new operational structure that the parent of the Sears Roebuck and Kmart retail chains recently announced.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Edward Lampert Source: MarketWatch

  3. "That said, in view of the overall potential impact of increased financial market volatility and the re-pricing of risk on the real economy, appropriate monitoring of the economy's evolution is necessary," Trichet said.
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: The Age

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