Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) An evolution is a change that happens over time. (noun) Evolution is the process of slow change. It is most used in biology to describe the way living things change.

Examples: (noun) Over the last ten years, there has been an evolution in the way we think about this disease. (noun) For the first time, the evolution of some bacteria has been observed. (noun) The theory of evolution is the basis of modern biology.

Synonyms: change, development, growth.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 E