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evolution

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌiːvəˈluːʃən/
LIFE B2 the way in which living things gradually change and develop over millions of years: Darwin's theory of evolutionAnimal and plant biology - general words
GRADUAL CHANGE B2 a gradual process of change and development: the evolution of languageMaking progress and advancingBecoming better
evolutionary adjective
Translations of “evolution”
in Korean 진화, 발전…
in Arabic تَطوّر…
in Portuguese evolução…
in Catalan evolució, desenvolupament…
in Japanese 進化, 発展…
in Italian evoluzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發展, 演變, 演化…
in Russian эволюция, развитие…
in Turkish evrim, gelişim, değişim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发展, 演变, 演化…
in Polish ewolucja, rozwój…
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