Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to evolution or development; developmental: as, the evolutionary origin of species.
  • Of or pertaining to evolutions or manœuvers, as of an army, a fleet, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to evolution.

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  • adjective Of or relating to evolution.

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  • adjective of or relating to or produced by evolution

Etymologies

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From evolution +‎ -ary.

Examples

  • In recent years, great strides have been made in molecular developmental genetics, which has renewed hopes of integrating the study of embryological development with evolutionary theory; hence the emerging new discipline of ˜evolutionary developmental biology™, or evo-devo.

    Population Genetics

  • The first people to use the term evolutionary psychology criticized this position, arguing that organisms do not directly perceive and maximize biological fitness.

    David Sloan Wilson: Evolutionary Psychology and the Public Media: Rekindling the Romance

  • The term evolutionary psychology was probably coined by

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The term evolutionary psychology was probably coined by

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • That is not what I call evolutionary, which is why we did not consider it as a viable option.

    Poo-tee-weet

  • As I understand it, many of the high-end packages used for mapping circuits into field-programmable logic devices use a random-walk iterative method sharing many features with what we call evolutionary algorithms.

    When ignorance applies scientific vacuity - The Panda's Thumb

  • The answers are in a process we term evolutionary leadership: preparing your organizational environment to make the transition to the evolutionary environment and to that new infrastructure, and demonstrating the necessary consistency in words and actions during the change effort.

    Evolutionary Leadership

  • For more than 25 years, De Vany has been an advocate of what he calls "evolutionary fitness": a regimen of low-carb eating and interval- or cross-training workouts with periodic fasting aimed at controlling insulin.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • For more than 25 years, De Vany has been an advocate of what he calls "evolutionary fitness": a regimen of low-carb eating and interval- or cross-training workouts with periodic fasting aimed at controlling insulin.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • O'Neill presented three designs, which he characterized as evolutionary stages: Island One,

    Anime Nano!

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