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Another word for evolution

  1. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one

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  2. A calculated change in position

      1. Any movement or procedure intended as a skillful or shrewd step toward some objective; stratagem; artifice; scheme
      2. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
      3. A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
      1. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
      2. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
      3. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move
      1. A tendency or trend:
      2. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
      3. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
      1. (South Atlantic US) The amount that can be carried in the arms in one load:
      2. A momentary shock or scare:
      3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
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Another word for evolution

      1. A developing or being developed
      2. The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.
      3. A step or stage in growth, advancement, etc.
      1. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
      2. Full development; maturity.
      3. Formation and development
      1. (Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
      1. A usually degenerative change in the structure of a particular body tissue.
      2. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.
      3. (Biol.) A change in form, structure, or function as a result of development; specif., the physical transformation undergone by various animals during development after the embryonic state, as of the tadpole to the frog or of the larva of an insect to the pupa and the pupa to the adult
      1. A continuous series; a sequence:
      2. (Math.) A sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from its predecessor by the same rule
      3. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
      1. The evolutionary development and history of a species or trait of a species or of a higher taxonomic grouping of organisms:
      2. The lines of descent or evolutionary development of any plant or animal species
      3. A similar model or diagram delineating the development of a cultural feature.
      1. Adherence to the Darwinian theory
      2. The principles of natural selection set out in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859), more strictly defined by August Weismann and developed by other authors into a central part of the modern evolutionary synthesis.
      3. Various concepts of development or evolution popularised by Charles Darwin's publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859.
      1. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which holds that all species of plants and animals developed from earlier forms by hereditary transmission of slight variations in successive generations, and that natural selection determines which forms will survive
      1. (Evolutionary biology) A process by which heritable traits conferring survival and reproductive advantage to individuals, or related individuals, tend to be passed on to succeeding generations and become more frequent in a population, whereas other less favourable traits tend to become eliminated.
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