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"evolution" in British English

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evolutionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌiː.vəˈluː.ʃən/ /ˌev.ə-/
B2 the way in which ​living things ​change and ​develop over millions of ​years: Darwin's ​theory of evolutionB2 a ​gradualprocess of ​change and ​development: the evolution of ​language

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(Definition of evolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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evolutionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌev·əˈlu·ʃən, ˌi·və-/
a ​gradualprocess of ​change and ​development biology Evolution is the ​process by which the ​physical characteristics of ​types of ​creatureschange over ​time, new ​types of ​creaturesdevelop, and ​othersdisappear.
(Definition of evolution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evolution" in Business English

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evolutionnoun [U or C]

uk   us   /ˌiːvəˈluːʃən/
a gradual ​process of ​change and ​development: the evolution of sth The evolution of modern ​management began in the last decades of the nineteenth century.evolution from sth to/into sth As ​CEO he has ​overseen the company’s evolution from a ​smallagency into a ​top-ratedglobalfirm.
(Definition of evolution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “evolution”
in Arabic تَطوّر…
in Korean 진화, 발전…
in Portuguese evolução…
in Catalan evolució, desenvolupament…
in Japanese 進化, 発展…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发展, 演变, 演化…
in Turkish evrim, gelişim, değişim…
in Russian эволюция, развитие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發展, 演變, 演化…
in Italian evoluzione…
in Polish ewolucja, rozwój…
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