Definition of 'evolutionary'
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The evolutionary process works precisely because of this ratchet effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is no surprise to evolutionary biologists. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet other academics are keen to see evolutionary theory challenged in university lecture halls. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The specific details of evolutionary change commonly differ from one society to another. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)It is the clumsy ways of nature and the evolutionary process. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is likely that what we think of as winter blues has its origins in evolutionary biology. The Sun (2013)The findings are a significant addition to evolutionary theory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Death is a staging post in the journey of our own individual evolutionary process. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)And there are many similar examples in modern evolutionary biology. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)How has evolutionary theory gotten itself into such an impasse? The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)But two features of this evolutionary process can already be suggested. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Could we help solve a central mystery of evolutionary theory? EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)Evolution in which two groups of organisms descended from an ancestor have gone through very similar evolutionary changes. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)So we moved on quickly to search for other patterns that might reflect on issues of evolutionary biology. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)It means that a lot of human behaviour evolves much like the physical characters so familiar to evolutionary biologists. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)Perhaps the evolutionary process has allowed both pessimism and optimism to survive because we need both sorts of people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The acceleration of evolutionary processes would take place out of kilter with the parallel evolution required to keep an ecological balance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And it tried to apply some evolutionary theory to explain why these races were different in their appearance and their physiological adaptations. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The pace at which these new demands have come to be made of our bodies has far outstripped the speed of evolutionary change. Repetitive Strain Injury (1994)In particular, they reject the view that natural selection was a major driver of evolutionary change. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This tendency has been produced by the convergence of two fields, cognitive science and evolutionary biology. Christianity Today (2000)So, no evolutionary biologists, then. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'evolutionary'
British English: evolutionary ADJECTIVE
Evolutionary means relating to a process of gradual change and development.
...an evolutionary process.
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