Meaning of “evolution” in the English Dictionary

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"evolution" in British English

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evolutionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌiː.vəˈluː.ʃən/ /ˌev.əˈluː.ʃən/ us /ˌiː.vəˈluː.ʃən/ /ˌev.əˈluː.ʃən/

B2 the way in which living things change and develop over millions of years:

Darwin's theory of evolution

B2 a gradual process 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)

"evolution" in American English

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evolutionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌev·əˈlu·ʃən, ˌi·və-/

biology Evolution is the process by which the physical characteristics of types of creatures change over time, new types of creatures develop, and others disappear.

(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 /ˌiːvəˈluːʃən/ us

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 small agency into a top-rated global firm.

(Definition of “evolution” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)