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- adj. Of or relating to evolution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to evolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
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- adj. of or relating to or produced by evolution
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.
The first people to use the term evolutionary psychology criticized this position, arguing that organisms do not directly perceive and maximize biological fitness.
That is not what I call evolutionary, which is why we did not consider it as a viable option.
The term evolutionary psychology was probably coined by
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.
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.
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.
O'Neill presented three designs, which he characterized as evolutionary stages: Island One,
Plasticity may itself be a trait, and one of the selection mechanisms at work -- plasticity has served dogs very well in evolutionary terms, and not all other animals have it.
This is called evolutionary continuity and shows that it is bad biology to rob animals of the traits they clearly possess.