Evolution Synonyms and Antonyms

ĕv'ə-lo͝o'shən, ē'və-

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Synonyms for Evolution

(Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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(Pathology) A change in the structure of a specific body tissue. Usually degenerative.
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A succession of tones or chords
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Diversification of a species or single ancestral type into several forms that are each adaptively specialized to a specific environmental niche.
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The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids , which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
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(Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
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Natural selection is part of Darwin's theory of evolution saying that those individuals within a species that don't adapt well to their environment will eventually die off, while those that do adapt will continue on with future generations.
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A progression from a simple form to a more complex one
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Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
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A progression from a simple form to a more complex one
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The definition of advancement is a forward movement or improvement.
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A skillful or cunning action undertaken to gain an end:
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Evolutionary development of a species.
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The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.
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A shift in position
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A method of classifying living organisms, often using computer techniques, based on the relationships between phylogenetic branching patterns from a common ancestor
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The development of an individual organism or a part of an organism from inception to maturity.
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Evolution (from simple to complex)
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Forward course; development
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A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms have developed from other species, primarily through natural selection.
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Darwinian theory, proposed by Charles Darwin, is defined as a theory that suggests that organisms with the strongest and most desirable characteristics are best able to survive and reproduce.
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A momentary shock or scare:
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(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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Antonyms for Evolution

The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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A decreasing; lessening; diminution
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The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
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A thing that is blocking
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(Medicine) Contracting a disease.
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Delegation of authority or duties to a subordinate or substitute.
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Words Related to Evolution

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The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection . The modern understanding of the origins of species is based on the theories of Charles Darwin combined with a modern knowledge of genetics based on the work of Gregor Mendel. Darwin observed there is a certain amount of variation of traits or characteristics among the different individuals belonging to a population. Some of these traits confer fitness—they allow the individual organism that possesses them to survive in their environment better than other individuals who do not possess them and to leave more offspring. The offspring then inherit the beneficial traits, and over time the adaptive trait spreads through the population. In twentieth century, the development of the the science of genetics helped explain the origin of the variation of the traits between individual organisms and the way in which they are passed from generation to generation. This basic model of evolution has since been further refined, and the role of genetic drift and sexual selection in the evolution of populations has been recognized.
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A theory of organic evolution advanced by Lamarck that claimed acquired characters can be inherited
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An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
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(Countable) The process of becoming different.
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The process by which such a change occurs, either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of the genetic material.
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Intricacy; complexity.
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Find another word for evolution. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for evolution, like: development, metamorphosis, progression, adaptive-radiation, transformation, emergent, unfolding, natural-selection, natural selection sexual selection, evolving and unfoldment.