|1.||[ noun ] a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)|
"the development of his ideas took many years" "the evolution of Greek civilization" "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
|Related terms:||degeneration process growth deepening unfolding assibilation evolve|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology,genetics) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms|
|Related terms:||organic_process microevolution anamorphosis anthropogenesis emergent_evolution speciation macroevolution scopes_trial biology|